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Business Beat: Salon set to bring in extensive product line

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Whether your mane is long, short, curly, straight or any other variation, you can likely find what you need in way of hair care all in one convenient locale.

As of Nov. 10, Studio 7, 2017 W. Victory Way, is an official carrier of KMS California hair products. The KMS line includes more than 60 types of shampoos, conditioners, gels and other items.

“To the best of my knowledge, I think we’re the only place in town that carries their full line,” owner Megan Mudge said. “They’re very extensive, and we just had a company rep from Grand Junction talk to us about all they have to offer.”

Studio 7 also sells products from brand names like Moroccanoil and Matrix, as well as implements like hair dryers and curling irons. But, tools for the tresses aren’t the only objects available for purchase, with nail accessories and tanning creams ready for customers to buy.

Adding the KMS line to the inventory is one of many changes Mudge has made since taking ownership of the salon in June.

“I learned a lot of the ins and outs of the business, and I thought it would be a great opportunity,” she said. “We’ve got a new Facebook page that lets our customers interact with us, and we’ve remodeled the building a little so that we’ve got a spa treatment area for facials, waxing, skin care, massage, all that stuff.

“We just started doing feather hair extensions, too.”

Mudge instituted an incentive for referrals, a customer loyalty program and gift certificates. She has also focused on promoting the tanning services of Studio 7.

“We take a lot of pride in our tanning beds. We take really good care of them,” she said. “A lot of people tan more in the winter months so they can get some warmth and sunshine.”

Besides offering gift bags for tanning customers, the salon offers monthly specials. For the rest of November, the purchase of a package of 25 tanning sessions gains five free sessions, all valid for a year from the date of purchase.

For Christmas shoppers, December’s deal is a year’s worth of unlimited tanning for $300.

“It basically breaks down to $25 per month,” Mudge said.

Mudge said she is open to students from Colorado Northwestern Community College’s cosmetology program interning with her staff of four.

“We’re also looking for new talent,” she said.

Studio 7’s business hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more info or to make an appointment, call 826-0092 or visit studio7craig.com.

Locksmith service eyes possible expansion

When Roy McAnally invested in a second business a little more than a year ago, he wasn’t sure how it would turn out.

But, little by little, all the tumblers all falling into place.

McAnally, owner of The Locksmith of Craig, 105 E. Victory Way, has seen a solid string of customers since adding the service to his list of ventures in summer 2010. He also functions as the owner of American Northwest Realty with wife, Yvonne, with the two businesses operating in tandem in the same location.

“The locksmith business isn’t really affected too much by the economy,” Roy said. “If people need a locksmith, then they need a locksmith.”

The McAnallys provide services for the entirety of Northwest Colorado and southwestern Wyoming, whether it’s helping with lockouts from cars and houses or building new keys and rebuilding locks.

Recently, they registered the Locksmith of Craig with the Chamber of Commerce.

“We thought it would be good to have membership with both businesses,” Roy said.

In addition to working with “locks of every kind,” the shop also dabbles in retail, selling items like lockboxes and safes.

“The retail part lets us provide service for the products,” Roy said. “We’ve been expanding into working with electronic locks, too. A lot people have been going that way. Some of the systems are starting to replace time clocks, or they can let you know who’s on your property. “

Roy said with enough time, he’d like to take the business in a whole new direction.

“We want to expand into full security systems,” he said.

The Locksmith of Craig is on call 24 hours a day. Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 824-5772.

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