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New Business Q & A - Shear Addiction Hair Studio

July 06, 2008

Owners: Michelle and Christopher Chaney

Address: 1021 Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown

Opening date: Nov. 1, 2007

Products and services: "Hair salon specializes in color techniques and cut design for all ages and genders. I also provide facial waxing services. We sell Tigi Bed Head and Halo products," Michelle Chaney said.

Market area: Hagerstown, Frederick, Berkeley County, W.Va., and Franklin County, Pa.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?: "I've worked in large salons with many other stylists. I've noticed that it's easy for the clients to feel like a number. I wanted to give my clients the opportunity to have beautiful hair color without feeling as though the whole world is staring at them with foil in their hair," Michelle Chaney said. "My salon is on a smaller scale, designed to give my clients personal one-on-one time with me that I feel they deserve. ... My goal was to provide my clients with updated styles with excellent service without breaking their pocket."

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Previous business experience: 10 years

Number of employees: Looking to hire one other stylist and a nail technician.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 4 to 8 p.m.

Phone number: 240-420-8868

E-mail: shearaddiction@verizon.net

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