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New business Q&A - Serendipity Salon

June 08, 2008

Name of business: Serendipity Salon

Owners: Lisa Smith (owner); Lorraine Smith (stylist)

Address: 25 W. Baltimore St., Funkstown

Opening date: Feb. 1

Products and services: "Full-service hair salon providing haircuts, color and perms for the whole family. We carry Paul Mitchell and TIGI hair-care products and use Paul Mitchell the color for color services. Will be adding other services in the future. We are looking to add a third stylist."

Market area: Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Funkstown and surrounding areas

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "After spending three years on the road providing education and supplies to area salons, my husband, Steve Smith, found this property in Funkstown and through it a perfect place for a salon. Our goal was to make it a place that fit with the charm of the town and a family-friendly environment where you can come and feel at home."

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Previous business experience: Twenty years licensed as a senior cosmetologist, three years as a sales consultant for a national beauty distributor, Davidson's Beauty Systems.

Number of employees: Zero at this time. Looking to add one more employee.

Hours: Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday. Additional hours by appointment.

Phone number: 301-739-4450

Web site: www.serendipitysalon25.com

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