Let’s Talk with Nancy J Cohen

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
by Nancy J. Cohen

Let’s get something straight right away. This title is mine. It would be a good one for my Bad Hair Day mystery series. But we’re going to talk about hair salons today.

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The place where I go has been through a recent upheaval. The owners suddenly announced they were closing the place, and the staff scrambled to interview for other positions. At the last minute, and after several nail techs and stylists had already left the sinking ship, another owner swept in to take over. He wanted to keep the same staff during the makeover of the place into another franchise of his popular hairdressing empire. Once permits are granted, remodeling will start to turn the décor into a modernistic salon complete with a wine bar.

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Now I like this idea, depending on how much a glass will cost, although I’m not giving up coffee for my morning appointments. And I like the idea of updating the interior. I may not care as much for the pedicure stations out in the open instead of segregated into a quiet side room. But I’m as excited as the staff to experience the changes and am curious to see how the demographic might shift. I just hope I won’t miss the cozier ambiance of a “traditional” salon.

Time will tell how customers like the changes. For me, it’s more important I follow my stylist wherever she goes, and for now that is at the same location with the new franchise name.

Hair RaiserNow apply this to a writing career. New book covers can give a fresh look to a series. In many cases, an update is a positive change. Everything needs a new coat of gloss now and then to weather time, whether it’s your interior material or the outer cover.

Describe the salon where you get your hair done. Do they serve anything other than coffee and cake or bagels? Would you want to frequent a salon with a wine bar or other enticement? Like, how about a mimosa to go with your pedicure? Think of the gift card ideas! Or do you prefer the status quo?

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