By Louise Bolger
SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
Front row, left to right, Kellie Robinson and Sabrina
Meehan; and back row, left to right, Nicole Davila,
Dena Wesselman, Susan James, Maggie Collins and
sun staff writer
Susan James life has been under construction since April.
Thats when she opened Salon West, and made the dream
of owning her own business come true.
Although it only took her two weeks to renovate her new salon
and open the doors for business, owners of the Shoppes of
Paradise Bay had their own renovation ideas of turning the
shopping plaza into a show place, and James couldnt
James and her staff of six can take care of all of your hair
and nail needs styling, cutting, coloring, foils, tinting,
you name it. She is also planning on adding a menu of skin
care services, her specialty, in the not too distant future.
The stylists at Salon West are well trained and keep up to
date on the latest trends in cuts and color by attending continuing
education classes. Team members have brought their long-established
clients, both seasonal and full time, with them to Salon West.
They pride themselves on being knowledgeable and on top of
stylish cuts and products, and they love their working environment,
which James works hard at keeping friendly and relaxed.
Salon West also carries a full compliment of Bumble &
Bumble hair care products and Glo Minerals, a line of pharmaceutical
grade makeup, which James tells me is actually good for the
skin. And since youre shopping, dont forget to
check out the popular, crystal jewelry and Joya candles available
James can put together a great gift basket with hair care
products, makeup and jewelry that is individually customized.
And with Christmas around the corner, Salon West may just
be your one-stop shopping center for those hard-to-buy-for
folks on your list.
With new restaurants and shops scheduled to open before season
gets going, James and the girls are expecting to be very busy
in their new location. She told me that Cold Stone Creamery
ran out of ice cream the first day iopened, but dont
worry, Salon West wont have that problem, it offers
too many services to run out of and theyre all low in
Name: Salon West
Address: Shoppes of Paradise Bay, 7420 Cortez Road W., Bradenton
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 p.m.