At the start of each appointment at SonaLia Hair Salon, the staff consults with their clients to understand exactly what they desire. That way, they know how short to cut hair, what color highlights to use, or if they should wax both the eyebrows and horns on faces. The cheery salon—think bright orange walls and starburst mirrors—also makes room for mani-pedi stations and massage tables for an uber-relaxing experience.
Some things remain unchanged during Alfredo’s International Salon’s 30 years of business, such as its location and the staff’s commitment to pleasing clients. But what continues to change is the list of services, which keep up-to-date with Japanese straightening treatments and hair extensions.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Taking care of your clients' hair is very important. Keeping your clients' hair healthy makes them happy.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Having confidence in yourself and what you do.
What do you love most about your job?
Making sure my clients are well taken-care-of after each service.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Seeing them come back every week or two weeks.
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