YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Beginning a enterprise was under no circumstances the supposed vocation path of Alexandra “Alex” Galantis, who opened a comprehensive-support salon, AG Natural beauty Salon & Spa, 137 Lincoln Ave., in April.
Galantis turned a nail technician a few a long time back to assistance herself through even though attending Youngstown State University though performing a thing she cherished.
“It genuinely wasn’t in my original approach to open a enterprise,” reported the 20-yr-old, introducing “I was going to develop into a teacher” and do nails on the aspect.
“I went to school at Raphael’s [School of Beauty Culture in Boardman] the summertime among higher faculty and college. I definitely was not preparing on accomplishing significantly with nails, but it grew into some thing extra, and I inevitably determined to open the salon,” claimed Galantis.
She will graduate from YSU this slide and options to use her instructing diploma as a backup approach.
A Campbell native, Galantis understood that opening a salon shut in the YSU campus place would be the excellent way to present comprehensive salon services to a community that earlier lacked these kinds of products and services.
“[The salon] is sort of in the middle of every thing, it is not way too significantly from the encompassing places,” stated Galantis, adding that she “really preferred to remain in the place and assistance bring much more enterprises back to Youngstown.”
She hopes that her salon will achieve a faithful buyer base of YSU pupils, school, staff members and neighborhood associates. Galantis, an early childhood schooling significant, has currently found fellow college students and some professors end in her salon for services. She presents a 10 percent discount for YSU faculty and staff.
AG Beauty Salon & Spa gives “pretty a great deal any sort of support you can think of,” claimed Galantis.
From hair chopping and coloring, to extensions, hair tinsel, nails and aesthetics, the salon features much more than 10 natural beauty services.
Lindsey Melton, hair stylist and blonding expert at AG Elegance, mentioned the salon is her excellent work natural environment. Her mother was a hair stylist and she grew up in a salon.
Melton has been at the salon given that April and states she prides herself on getting in a position to do virtually something when it will come to hair.
The Kansas Town indigenous says she enjoys the Youngstown spot and the Galantis spouse and children has been quite welcoming given that she started out at the salon.
A customer of Galantis’ because her get started as a nail technician, Julia Williams, claims she was “so excited when [Alex] instructed her she had programs to open up a salon on Lincoln Avenue.”
A YSU college student herself, Williams spoke about the advantage of the site for fast paced higher education college students.
“It actually is best to make an appointment in the middle of my working day in-concerning courses given that I can walk down to the salon from campus. It is significantly much easier for me to make my appointments on time,” she added.
Galantis says starting a company at these kinds of a younger age by natural means arrived with hurdles to get over.
“When we 1st began the development, it did not go according to system,” she reported. “We did most of the building work ourselves in below, and it took a month and a 50 percent for a longer period than envisioned,” she continued.
The approach of renovating the salon and planning it for opening taught her tolerance and gave her the realization that anything will arrive in its possess time.
Galantis has also had to “learn the [salon] business enterprise in and out and everything [she] can about nails and the salon market in standard.
“I want to make guaranteed I master everything there is to know so that I can make the salon the greatest it can be,” she said.
Galantis claimed she is open up to growing her salon in the potential and hopes to just one day have an “AG Elegance component two.”
AG Splendor will husband or wife with The United Way of Youngstown & the Mahoning Valley in August for United Way’s Care Closet initiative, a project to develop a just one-prevent store for local pupils in have to have of food items, apparel, footwear, cleanliness products and a lot more.
The collaboration, Self Treatment for Care Closets, will choose location at the salon on Aug. 14. The salon will provide its common solutions to elevate funds for treatment closets in the space, Galantis explained.
In addition to activities like these, the salon gives weekly and monthly specials. Stroll-ins are welcome but appointments are favored. For information about AG Magnificence Salon & Spa, verify the business’s Facebook and Instagram web pages.
The salon, which employs 11, is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by way of Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Pictured: Shopper Julia Williams and Alexandra Galantis, proprietor and nail technician of AG Magnificence Salon & Spa
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