By Dee Jason
VP, Riverton and Mt. Pulaski Branch Manager
NMLS # 662874
Communication is key when it comes to walking out of the hair salon with the style and color you envisioned, and The Studio on 7th in Riverton places communication with clients at top priority.
“Communication is one of the biggest things between a client and stylist, and that seems to be lacking at other (salons). When someone comes to me and says ‘I want wispy bangs,’ I don’t just go ahead and cut because my definition and your definition of wispy bangs could be completely different,” said Melissa Weakly, owner of the Studio on 7th.
Weakly opened her hair and nail salon in November 2013, taking a chance at setting out on her own after working at a Springfield salon. The Studio on 7th also employs a nail technician and another stylist.
The salon offers hair services from cuts and coloring to perms and smoothing systems. The latest at the salon is the Olaplex system, which offers damage-free hair color that works from the inside of the strand and repairs broken bonds in the hair, Weakley said.
The Studio on 7th also provides a comfortable retreat for its clients.
“It’s a personalized environment,” Weakly said. “My clients have become friends to me. We will sit and talk while they process; I remember what’s going on in their life. It’s more of an intimate setting than you’ll find at other salons.”
You can enjoy this relaxing and intimate atmosphere at The Studio on 7th as you get pampered for upcoming holiday parties by taking advantage of an offer through BaZing, a nationwide discount service that comes with all INB checking accounts. INB checking account holders can download the BaZing app on your smartphone to receive a discount of 15% off full highlight service and 10% off of a pedicure.*
Weakly and her staff not only help you to feel comfortable and listen to your expectations for your hair and nails, they also work to educate their clients about their services.
“My clients are very educated . . . I want them to know what I’m doing,” Weakly said. “I want my clients to feel comfortable asking me questions . . . I try to make sure that our communication is always open so I fully understand what they want.”
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