Salon Proprietor/Operator Evelyn Shearin likes to say that when you stroll via the doorway at The Attractiveness Box in downtown Warrenton, you come to be section of the salon’s family members. It doesn’t make a difference if you came in for a haircut, coloration, manicure, pedicure — or just to prevent by and chat for a although.
That family continues to mature each yr as Shearin and her salon staff assist individuals from the area neighborhood and considerably over and above glance their best.
The Attractiveness Box has been a area landmark for lots of years. For all around 40 many years, it was operated by Vonnete Robertson, who commenced performing there in 1974 when the salon was owned by Ann Gottschalk. Shearin took about for Robertson at the close of 2020.
A Warren County indigenous, Shearin can trace her fascination in cosmetology to her childhood. At the age of 11, she began heading to cosmetology lessons with her brother’s girlfriend. Shearin was specified mannequins to participate in with, and, soon she became hooked on hairstyling.
Shearin entered the Vance-Granville Neighborhood Faculty cosmetology plan though she was a sophomore at Warren County Substantial College. By the time she graduated from WCHS, she experienced only 6 months of expected cosmetology instruction remaining. In furthering her instruction, she attained apprenticeship at Good Clips in Raleigh.
Following completed her training and the hours desired to attain a license, Shearin handed the cosmetology examination in Might 2005. She worked for Good Clips for six decades prior to doing the job at SmartStyle in the Henderson Walmart for four many years. She rented a booth from Wendy Vaughan at The Hair Shack in Henderson in advance of turning out to be a stay-at-house mother.
Following returning to SmartStyle, Shearin met the stylists who would open up the 4 Ladies and a Comb hair salon in Warrenton a number of decades in the past and was amongst the primary team associates there.
Shearin took above The Magnificence Box from Robertson on Nov. 23, 2020. Nowadays, her salon group involves MaryLou Currin (hair stylist) and Mayra Zavala (nail technician).
A Warren County native, Currin concluded the VGCC cosmetology program in Henderson and has been a hair stylist given that 2006. She and Shearin labored together at SmartStyle, but have regarded each individual other because childhood.
Bracey, Va., native Zavala has been a qualified nail technician for 9 many years, and finished the application at Wake Technological Neighborhood College for licensure. She worked at a salon in South Hill, Va., before coming to the Warrenton salon.
Collectively, the trio has created a customer base ranging from longtime Splendor Box clients to more recent customers who have not too long ago discover the salon.
“Business has been seriously excellent,” Shearin mentioned. “We are definitely blessed.”
Clientele consist of girls, men and youngsters of all ages, all hair forms and textures.
Shearin and Currin specialize in haircuts, colour, variations, perms, roller sets, blowouts and facial waxing. Zavala specializes in facial waxing, spa pedicures, and fundamental and gel manicures.
They want their purchasers to truly feel like portion of a growing relatives when they walk in the salon doorway.
“We delight in the associations we make with our buyers,” Shearin said. “They are all special. Most people has a nickname.”
Shoppers occur from Warren and bordering counties, alongside with Raleigh, Clayton, Durham, Wake Forest, Nash County, and Virginia.
“Everybody wishes to be part of The Attractiveness Box household,” Shearin said.
While a single could possibly feel of gals as the principal clientele at a salon, a increasing amount of males are also coming to The Elegance Box for haircuts, colour and pedicures.
No matter who is in the salon at any provided time, welcoming conversation is a most loved portion of the each day pursuits. Shearin stated that several people today prevent by just to converse for a minor even though.
“People quit by to stop by all the time,” she said. “Some men and women end by just for discussion. They have a great time listed here.”
That is just what people do.
The Elegance Box, located at 105 N. Major St., Warrenton, is open up Tuesdays as a result of Fridays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointments are most popular, but walk-ins are acknowledged if time is accessible. To make an appointment, get in touch with 252-257-3636. Currin may well be achieved by contacting the salon or 252-432-5640. Manicures and pedicures are by appointment only. Zavala may perhaps be reached by calling the salon or 434-233-1272. She is not at the salon on Saturdays.