Entrepreneur Frances Melin took a chance opening Amore Francesca Salon & Spa during a slow economy, and this week will celebrate her one-year anniversary with Half-Priced Haircuts for new clients on Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14.
“In this economy, ‘one year’ is a big deal for a small business,” Melin said in a statement.
Melin, 35, started cutting hair professionally at the age of 22. Her inspiration? A bad haircut, according to an Amore Francesca press release.
“That haircut was awful,” Melin remembers. “Kids made fun of me. I was embarrassed. It’s a terrible feeling to have a bad haircut, and it motivated me.”
The bad cut inspired Melin to train her own stylists in addition to becoming one herself. “A lot of salons hire stylists who bring their own clientele,” she said in a statement. “I pay incredible attention to precision and detail, and I don’t like the bad habits many stylists have learned. So I find new, talented stylists and fine-tune their training myself.”
Melin co-owned a salon before Amore Francesca, which means “Frances Loves," according to the release.
“I started Amore Francesca with a single vision: to make people feel comfortable with their look and style,” she said. “I’ve hired stylists with different personalities to suit all kinds of clients. Our staff is highly trained to deliver many types of services, allowing them to get to know a client’s hair, lifestyle, and personality.”
Amore Francesca is a salon for women, men, and kids. The styling team is trained by owner and accomplished stylist, Frances Melin. From precision haircuts to spa services, Amore Francesca offers hair, skin, and body treatments, natural nail and hair removal services, spray tanning and bridal care.
The salon is mostly booked Wednesday for half-priced cuts, but will also offer the following deals Feb. 13 and 14:
- $20 Winter Glow Spray Tan
- $20 Makeup Lesson with Application
- $30 Champagne Soak Pedicure
- $60 Couples Champagne Soak Pedicures
- $20 Mini 30-Minute Facial
Amore Francesca will also provide light appetizers and wine samples 5-9 p.m. pm both days.