New Howell salon owner and stylist educator Ninalee Costelnock is passionate about doing hair.
Costelnock, 30, is just as passionate about helping other stylists acquire capabilities and make a excellent living. She explained one particular target at her salon is to present stylists employee added benefits that are not often readily available in the salon market.
“The aim is to have 401k and clinical added benefits,” she stated. “There should not be an business common of no maternity depart, no rewards.”
Costelnock, right after about 15 yrs in the hairdressing sector, grew to become a 1st-time business enterprise owner previously this month when she opened District 308 Salon & Boutique, 138 W. Highland Highway/M-59, suite 900, in the Crossroads Town Heart searching complicated.
“I started out in substantial university and did not imagine at the time I would do it endlessly, but it came so naturally and straightforward to me,” she claimed. “It was an choice to likely to college, but then my passion for it arrived. I became submerged in it and now I are living, breath and dye hair.”
Costelnock and seven other stylists are furnishing a vary of hair services, which includes cuts, colour and extensions. Some of the stylists also do lash extensions, and the salon also has an esthetician who specializes in waxing.
And the salon features a boutique with clothing, jewellery and vogue extras.
Costelnock set up a “amount-dependent” pricing framework, which presents a variety of prices for expert services based mostly on the working experience amount of her stylists. The far more working experience and competencies they gain, the better the price.
“I’ve located everybody has a cost they want to pay out for providers, so we have one thing for everyone’s spending budget,” she stated. “When they degree soar, they get a little a lot more fee and the value goes up.”
She is also continuing to present stylist training proper now she has two up-and-coming stylists in her 6-month associate software.
“They coach with me and truly operate 1-on-a single. They are actually my added established of hand, and they are so considerably far more than the particular person who washes hair,” she claimed.
Costelnock invested about 5 months redesigning the place with shiny, white counters, new flooring with a marble sample, new lighting and other advancements.
The new salon filled a vacancy left by Studio 103, a hair and nail salon that closed very last summertime.
Costelnock reported she is currently considering about increasing the style boutique, potentially into an other place, but a small boutique place in the salon supplied a way to check it out.
“I’ve been living here for a year and there aren’t quite a few places all-around listed here, and there are not kinds for more substantial women,” she explained.
The boutique sells garments from tiny to XXXL, jewellery and equipment, such as hair scrunchies and fanny packs.
“When you get a new haircut, you want a new outfit,” Costelnock stated. “I want it to be a total experience when they arrive below.”
She reported she handpicks clothing and manner items from various suppliers.
“I exclusively choose what I thought healthy the manufacturer. I am 30, a mom and plus-sized, and I am nevertheless youthful ample to be stylish,” Costelnock stated.
Bailee Vaughn, who operates the salon’s marketing and social media, grew up nearby in Hartland Township, and agrees the place could use extra outfits solutions.
“There usually are not a lot of. Growing up I would travel to Twelve Oaks Mall (in Novi),” mentioned Vaughn, 2, who launched her own marketing business Branded by Bailee.
District 308 Salon & Boutique will host a grand opening bash, with free of charge foods and beverages, from 6 to 10 p.m. May possibly 21 for purchasers, probable customers and anybody who would like to assistance welcome a new Howell small business.
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