Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Winter Solstice, the winter holidays are a great time to bring joy and cheer to your salon.
Valentine’s Salon & Day Spa
Patti Valentine, Greencastle, Pa.
Patti Valentine is continuing a tradition she started many years ago when her salon was in her home. She made custom ornaments that she hung on a Christmas tree, and clients chose one for themselves to take home. Now the salon has eight employees, and many more clients, but the tradition is still alive and well with a large decorated tree in the reception area for clients to choose their ornament.
According to Valentine’s daughter Jamie Hess, Greencastle, Pa., is a great place to live during the holiday season because of the outgoing show of spirit the town puts forth with its Christmas parade, street caroling, decorated trees, and horsedrawn carriages.
Employees Trinity Ricker (foreground) and Ashley Link help prepare the Valentine’s Salon & Spa float for Greencastle’s annual Christmas parade.
The Valentine’s crew and a client spreading Christmas cheer in downtown Greencastle, Pa. From left to right are Michelle Burkholder, Kayla Burkholder, Ashley Link, Helen Gearhart (client), owner Patti Valentine, and Jamie Hess.
Alycia Barrett, Redding, Calif.
Alycia Barrett has always been known as a giving person, and when she opened Nail Candy a couple years ago, she fully embraced the giving spirit by not only gifting clients with $10 redeemable gift cards to any service or retail in her salon, but by also granting her staff of three booth renters free rent for the month of December.
“Honestly I was shocked when Alycia told me about our Christmas gift,” says Nail Candy employee Jodi Anderson.
Nail tech Regina Selig chimes in, “In my whole six years of being a nail tech, no shop owner has ever offered that.”
“December in my opinion should be spent with more smiles and less stress, so as long as I am the proud owner of Nail Candy, December will be forever booth-rent free,” says Barrett.
Nail Candy’s owner Alycia Barrett (center) with two of her three employees: Regina Selig (left) and Jodi Anderson (right).
Nail Candy nail techs make special candy cane nail art during Christmas.