Milena’s salon changing hands
Lindsay Smith, Milena Jones, Kim Skardoutos and Christine Morin
welcome customers to Milena’s. SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
Milena Jones emigrated from an area in Yugoslavia on the Adriatic Sea 32 years ago after researching regions in the United States with great weather where she could also use her hairdressing skills. She ultimately found her way to Bradenton Beach where Milena’s Beauty Salon has been a fixture for 24 years.
On Jan. 1, Milena’s Beauty Salon will enter a new chapter with a younger generation stepping up and Milena Jones gradually phasing out. Kim Skardoutos, Christine Morin and Lindsay Smith are the future of Milena’s Beauty Salon, and they have plans to rocket their business into the new millennium.
Each of the new owners has years of experience and specializes in a variety of salon services. Skardoutos is a nail tech and esthetician with seven years practicing on the Island. She is experienced in pink and white acrylics, manicures and pedicures, makeup and waxing, with a special emphasis on wedding parties. Morin, Skardoutos’ sister, has been a hair stylist for six years, four of them on Anna Maria, specializing in color, highlights, updo’s and cuts. Smith has been a hair stylist for six years, specializing in razor cuts, color and highlights. Like Jones and so many others on Anna Maria, the new owners are all transplants from somewhere else, Skardoutos and Morin from Canada and Smith from Indiana.
The new generation at Milena’s plans on continuing to provide full hair salon services to every generation, including haircuts for children and men. The addition of full salon services including nails, waxing and makeup is designed to conveniently accommodate individuals and wedding parties at the same location. The salon’s hours are flexible based on customer and wedding party needs, and of course, walk-ins are always welcome.
In addition, the new owners will be doing some remodeling as well as stocking an inventory of products by Redken, Big Sexy and OPI. And watch for specials in January to celebrate both the Milena’s Beauty Salon anniversary and new ownership.
And if parting with Jones is more than you can tolerate, don’t worry. She plans on staying on for a while to work with her regular clients as well as helping Skardoutos, Morin and Smith settle in.
Give Milena’s a try. It has salon services that will accommodate everyone’s needs in a relaxing beachy atmosphere – an old standard with a new twist.
Milena’s Beauty Salon
2501 Gulf Drive N. Unit #104
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Sunday and evenings by appointment
MasterCard & Visa accepted