Salem beauty salon to host open house April 6, will showcase recent renovations
SALEM — Renovations at Mane Perfection include a new floor, expanded hair-styling area, a private wig-fitting room, a new private room for chemo-therapy patients, and a new room for an aesthetician.
That’s the way Terri Rasul, owner of Mane Perfection Salon and Supplies at 2368 E. State St., is celebrating her 20th year in business.
She is holding an open house for the public from 4 to 7 p.m. April 6 and has invited all her previous employees, who can renew their familiarity with the business they first learned in, and that has remained in the same location in the Salem Plaza.
With two new hair-styling stations, Rasul said she hopes to add two more employees to the six already working at Mane Perfection along with an aesthetician, a person who is knowledgeable about the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.
“I invited all the employees who have worked here, there are quite a few,” she said. “I’m very proud of that. Many have gone and opened their own businesses in the surrounding area. There must be about 30 in the 20 years.”
And, she joked, they’re all still on good terms.
“This is to thank the community, of course,” Rasul said, “and it’s for the community. This is to open our doors and celebrate with the community.”
It will be a night out, so to speak, with cocktails and appetizers.
“We have hundreds of clients coming here now,” she said, and with each hair stylist attracting their own clientele “it’s like a business within a business, under the name of Mane Perfection.”
One important tie-in to Mane Perfection is the Sisterly Love Foundation that Rasul founded shortly after her sister, Tahgreed Ali, 46, died of pancreatic cancer in 2013.
With the motto “No one fights alone!” Sisterly Love is a community-based volunteer program dedicated to assist cancer patients.
The foundation website says it will assist by donating wigs, make-up, and help teach to fit and apply them comfortably.
The volunteer program is aimed at boosting patient self-esteem and coping skills through group meetings and by making hospital visits.
Sisterly Love is dedicated to providing the patients and their families with dinners, family portraits, mini vacations, spa treatments, and so much more.
“For the past five years,” Rasul said, “Mane Perfection has been very active in Sisterly Love with a number of patients from the Salem Regional Medical Center.”
All donations stay in the local community to help cancer patients live with and beat the disease.
For more information, call 330-332-0838 or visit www.facebook.com/Mane-Perfection-Salon-and-Supplies.