A locally owned Marysville salon, the Hair Bar by Salon Zuberenz, held their grand opening on Sept. 8.
The new business is at 1606 Fourth St., Marysville, and had a soft opening this summer.
They offer a variety of hair care services, including coloring, highlighting, low-lighting, facial waxing, deep conditioning and more.
“I do some permanent waves, even though they’re not really in style, but I can do them,” said Molly Hackett, owner of the new business.
Hackett said she has received a lot of training on the products she uses and understands how to keep hair in good condition.
“I really pride myself in keeping the hair in good shape. That’s part of my certification with Redken, I know a lot of the chemistry and what these products will do to the hair,” she said.
Although Hackett is the only stylist currently at the business, she plans to bring in others soon.
“I’m just easing myself into it because I’ve never owned a business before, so I’m learning the ropes,” she said.
She hopes to help train local stylists at her place.
“I plan on training and mentoring young stylists straight out of beauty school and helping them with my 15 years of experience,” she said.
“That way when they’re on the floor they’re ready and confident,” she said.
Hackett said she has spent the last 11 years in Lynnwood at Salon Zuberenz there. Her business is affiliated with the Lynnwood salon and has a silent partner there.
It was her years working there, Hackett said, that taught her to keep learning.
“When I started at Salon Zuberenz, that’s when I really started focusing on my continuing education,” she said.
She continues to go to trainings and hair shows around the country, she said, “and that’s days of hands-on, in-depth training.”
About eight years ago Hackett and her husband moved out to Kayak Point, and about five years ago they had their daughter.
Since then she has been hoping to find something closer to home.
“It’s just been harder and harder to juggle the commute and the time away from her,” she said.
Hackett said she has always wanted to start her own business as well, and is part of the reason she began her stylist career.
“I’ve always wanted to start a business … to do my own thing and follow my own path,” she said.
Her favorite part about working as a stylist has been getting to know her clients, she said.
“A lot of my clients know that I like to have a lot of fun,” she said.
There’s also always more to learn, she said.
“I like doing hair because things are always changing and there’s always room to grow, and that’s exciting,” she said.
The Hair Bar is currently open by appointment only, Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments can be booked by calling 360-659-3330 or online through the company’s website at hairbarincorporated.com.
Although Hackett notes that the online booking is not working through mobile cell-phone browsers currently.
Once the business has more staff, Hackett said she expects they will be open for a regular schedule.
“It’ll be Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” she said.