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New business spotlight - A 'Simply Stunning' salon

September 21, 2008

Name of business: Simply Stunning Hair Studio

Owners: Jodi and Tim Whittington

Address: 11806 Greencastle Pike, west of Hagerstown

Opening date: May 6

Products and services: A full-service salon offering haircuts, styles, perms, color, highlights and facial waxing. Products offered include Paul Mitchell, Sebastian Collective, Sebastian Body Double, Matrix, Matrix Color and TIGI.

Market area: Clear Spring, Hagerstown, Williamsport

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I always wanted to be a hairstylist when I was a little girl. I took cosmetology when I was in high school and I went right to work out of school doing hair. I have been doing it ever since, and that was 26 years ago. One salon that I worked at with one of my favorite bosses is what I pattern my salon after today. It was a very relaxed and laid-back salon. She was the most easygoing and fun boss that I ever had."

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Previous business experience: "Besides working in quite a few other salons in the Hagerstown area over the last 26 years, I also was a manager for the last eight years for a local corporate salon. That gave me a lot of the experience and training that I will put to use in my salon."

Number of employees: "Right now, just me. But I plan on hiring two more stylists and a nail technician in the very near future."

Hours: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, closed

Phone number: 301-745-5175

Web site: www.simplystunninghair.com

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