Marshville salon has 'uplifting atmosphere'

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 05:02 PM

Generations of Darlene Beachum's clients can be seen coming in and out of Uptown Salon and Spa in Marshville.

The business has been around eight years but Beachum, who owns it, has been doing hair around 30 years.

Situated at 101 W. Main Street in Marshville, Beachum and others at the business describe it as having a very uplifting and positive atmosphere.

"I always enjoyed serving people, making them happy," Beachum said in reference to why she's liked working in her profession so long.

She worked at other salons in the past but is now glad to have her own business. Uptown Salon and Spa offers various hair services such as highlights, shampoo and sets, and extensions in addition to manicures and pedicures, waxing, massages and other services. They continually look for ways to expand and improve the business and recently added a tanning bed. Future plans include adding an electric massage table to the business, which will be helpful for disabled customers, she said.

"We have people who come in who really enjoy being here," she said in reference to many of the business' customers.

Going to a salon or spa like the one she owns allows people a break from their day. Many times people focus on various things going on in their lives and going to a salon or spa is a chance for them to relax, focus more on themselves and have fun. She has many return customers and likes the overall positive and friendly environment she and her staff, which consists of Christa Simpson, Abby Byrum and Lauren Helms, who work as hairstylists and Christy Mull, the business' massage therapist, have made. The business' hairstylists also offer various nail services and waxing to interested customers. Mull offers a variety of massages that include ones for stress reduction, certain medical issues and others, Beachum said.

"It's a nice Christian place to work out of," Simpson said in reference to working at Uptown Salon and Spa.

Mull has been with the business about four years and said she also enjoys working at it. 

"I love the personable family atmosphere. We're like sisters here," Mull said.

Uptown Salon & Spa is at 101 W. Main Street in Marshville. For more information call 704-624-1991.

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