Tonight I was part of a Social Media Broadcast led by B-Metro Magazine at the Grand Opening of the Salon Suites at The Colonnade in Birmingham. You may have caught some of my Facebook posts and Tweets during the live blogging event - we bloggers were furiously transmitting info about the event in real time. (This genius concept is the brainchild of B-Metro's Cathy Fingerman.)
What a cool concept Salon Suites is! The large, beautiful space houses separate suites that beauty professionals can completely decorate and personalize to their own aesthetic. Whether a hairstylist, masseuse, aesthetician, manicurist, etc., one can become an independent salon owner for as little as $190 a week! Until the end of the month, Salon Suites is offering incentives for potential salon owners:
- Salon owners who sign a lease by 3/31 receive 1 month free rent for their salon
- New salon owners receive $200 worth of the product line of their choice with which to stock their salon
At tonight's event, Mayor William Bell did the ribbon cutting honors and commented on what an amazing opportunity Salon Suites provided those wanting to be small business owners.
As for the clientele, seeing a beauty professional at Salon Suites provides a private atmosphere, especially ideal for those who aren't crazy about the hustle and bustle of a large salon. Guests at tonight's open house enjoyed complementary wine, hors d'oeuvres from Asian Rim and desserts from Edgar's Bakery, as well as swag bags and tons of door prizes, some valued over $400.
A Salon Suites is already in operation at Bazaar 280 and a Vestavia Hills location is under construction.