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New Sikeston salon offers many services

Sunday, March 9, 2008

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Cindy Jones, co-owner of Jones and Company, a full-service salon, poses in the shop.
SIKESTON -- Although it's only been open for a couple of months, Jones and Company is a business that has been a dream of husband and wife owners Shannon and Cindy Jones for about five years.

"We wanted to do it forever and just finally went out on the limb," laughed Mrs. Jones.

Her husband called the full-service salon "an investment for our future."

But it's more than that. Mrs. Jones, who has been a hair designer for several years, had customers and other stylists in mind.

"We wanted a nice place for people to go to get their hair done, and a nice place for people to work," she said. "And it's been great -- it's exactly what we wanted."

The Jones also wanted to open a sort of one-stop shop for all sorts of services -- not just hair.

There are nine hair stylists at the salon, in addition to two nail technicians. "We all stay pretty busy," said Mrs. Jones. She noted most of the stylists are established, coming from other salons in the area. Since moving, stylists' customer bases have grown, too.

Stylists include: Sabrina Bruch, Shannon Blanchard, Amy Allred, Christy Small, Nyna Combs, Terry Eakins, June Eastwood, Cindy Jones and Bobbie Hodges. Nail technicians are Juli Dees, who does manicures and acrylic nails and Mandy Lands, who gives manicures in addition to pedicures.

"We all get along really well," said Mrs. Jones of her co-workers. "We all love our jobs and it's an upbeat and fun atmosphere."

To anticipate for the business, the Jones included plenty of seats for hair washing and and drying, so customers wouldn't have to wait for an empty chair, said Mrs. Jones.

The Jones said the staff has a wide range of experience and caters to all ages. Stylists keep up on the latest trends in hair design and can also mimic a style from a photo that customers bring.

"It is a full-service hair salon," he continued. "Anything that can be done, they do."

Hair color -- especially highlights and lowlights -- are popular now, and stylists at Jones and Company are ready to help customers achieve their dream color. "We have several girls that are really good at color weaves," said Mrs. Jones.

And for people who want to purchase products to keep their color or style their hair, those are available at the salon, too.

"We have a wide variety of top-of-the-line products to offer," said Mrs. Jones. "And if we don't have it, we can get it in."

Jones said he and his wife consider the salon to be "evolving" and look to add new services as the need -- or requests -- arise.

"We went in with an open mind," he said. "Anything we can do that fits in with the business, we will."

One thing they hope to soon add is massage therapy. It's an idea the couple had in mind when building the salon, so a room for such a service is already in place, said Jones.

And, due to some customer requests, the two are considering adding a makeup line.

"It's just something else we can offer to the clients," said Mrs. Jones.

Business has been so swift, the 8,000-square-foot parking lot is often filled. However, Jones said the neighboring business, Carpet Direct, has been accommodating. In the future, Jones said he hopes to add more parking space for clients.

Also to accommodate clients, they have a coffee area, in addition to vending machines.

Normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and walk-in appointments are available. However, evening and weekend appointments can be made by calling 472-5955.

The owners urged prospective customers to come in and check out the shop, which is located at 616 Virginia St.