Salon opens in Courtyard at Lexington

SALEM – After Marissa Trimble graduated from Minerva High School her mother said she should go to the career center and study cosmetology.

So she did and attended the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon where, she said, “I liked it … it became my passion.”

So 12 years later, she opened her own business, the Salon at Lexington in Salem.

It’s located at 2345 Lexington Ave. in a section that is known as the Courtyard at Lexington.

Trimble earned her managing cosmetologist license in 2004 which is a license to do everything in cosmetology, and has over 12 years experience in the field.

She does anything with hair for women and men including cuts , perms, styling, all types of color, all over color, highlights to “ombre,” which Trimble describes as a “technique.”

Wanting to put her experience to better use, Trimble opened the Salon at Lexington in early May.

She explained, “I needed something more flexible and the time frame” which allowed her to take care of her daughter and be with her family.

“I was ready for a change and knew the owner of this building and knew it was open.”

She obtained her salon license through the state and that was it.

Staking out her own business meant, “I can work with my clients better and with a much broader product range,” she said, adding she feels much more comfortable at the Salon at Lexington.

“I use Matrix color and other professional products, some for sale – not a lot, but I will and plan to sell retail.

“I never thought I’d own my own business. I’m enjoying myself,” said the 2004 high school graduate.

Her clientele is Salem and the surrounding area, Lisbon, Leetonia, Salineville and “a little bit of everywhere” and she works on many residents at the Lexington Courtyard along with another hairdresser.

Trimble said her hours are from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. She is tentatively planning to add Friday hours.

“I would rather be busy and walk-ins are welcome,” she said, “but they might not get in right away.”

One client said on social media that she was tired of having the haircut “blahs” and a co-worker recommended the Salon at Lexington for an “awesome cut with highlights that had great cool tones,” calling Trimble an artist.

Another customer said her salon is very cozy and her prices are “excellent.”

Customers can call or text her number at 330-581-5797 at any time or visit her on Facebook.

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