Water Street in Simcoe is looking a lot more glamourous these days thanks to friends and business partners, Chrystal Jachymek and Lisa Santos, owners of Vintage Hair Studio. The Vintage Hair Studio journey had just begun just two months before the Ontario Government ordered all hair salons to close amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As uncertain as those times were, Chrystal and Lisa did not give up, nor did they waste any time during the closure. They immediately got to work, optimistically preparing for the reopening- and reshaping some of their original concepts for the salon. “We were still developing our business so it was easy for us to pivot and change plans,” Lisa explained.
They replaced fabric furniture with leatherette so they could be easily disinfected and they upped their product game, stocking even more high-quality, professional haircare products including Paul Mitchell’s Pet Care line as a way to offer more to clients and keep their business afloat. Most notably though, they completely reimagined a space that was designated to their spa services. They created a totally private haircutting space for clients who may be immunocompromised or may simply just wish for a more private experience. The area is newly remodeled, impeccably tidy, and features a beautiful skylight.
Client Safety is a chief concern for the Vintage Hair Studio Team, especially since it is so closely tied with your comfort! Providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for clients is top priority for Chrystal and Lisa, and feeling safe must happen FIRST before you can start enjoying your self-care moment. Reusable masks are available for purchase at the front desk and the studio is open and airy allowing for plenty of space to physical-distance from other salon-goers and stylists who aren’t working on your gorgeous coif.
Chrystal was excited to share, “We are offering 20% off Salon Services *and* priority booking throughout the month of July for Front-Line Workers!” All clients receive 20% off products when purchased at their service appointment as well, and this author is particularly pleased about the Paul Mitchell Pet Line being available here- the Tea Tree Doggy shampoo is the best on the market! 10/10 would recommend!
Nova Mutual is proud to have Members like Chrystal and Lisa who clearly demonstrate their desire to contribute to our community’s commerce, improve our downtown, and offer quality services and experiences to their clients. Walk-ins are typically welcomed, however for now- kindly call ahead to book your spot!
Written by G. Field, CBO, Nova Mutual