Meet Your Merchant: A grand plan for hair designs |

Meet Your Merchant: A grand plan for hair designs

Suzanne Mardesen with her husband Kirk Mardesen
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Meet Your Merchant

Name of Business: Grand Hair Designs

Description: Full service hair salon

Owner: Suzanne Mardesen

Address: 818 Grand Ave., Glenwood springs

Phone Number: (970) 989-3898



Date Business Opened: Jan. 8, 2016

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How did your business start?

After 25 years of working in the salon industry at various locations, my dream was to open my own salon. With the overwhelming support of my parents and my husband of 29 years my dream became a reality in 2016.

We are celebrating our grand opening from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 18. Everyone is invited to stop by, see the new salon, enter to win drawings and enjoy some product samples. Light refreshments will be served.

What do you sell?

We are a full-service haircare salon, offering men’s, women’s and children’s haircuts, color, highlights and styles for all occasions. We carry Living Proof haircare products exclusively. We use a chemically organic hair color developed in New York, which is designed to maintain the health of your hair. We also offer facial waxing.

Why do you like what you do?

I have a passion for this line of work. I get a lot of joy out of making people look and feel their very best, which is a primary reason I continually seek out opportunities to improve my skills. I have been lucky to have developed a number of relationships with my loyal clientele who have stayed with me during my journey to get to this wonderful place of owning my own salon. My goal is to help people look their best at an affordable price. Everyone should be able to afford to feel beautiful.

What strategy do you use to hire good people?

I am currently looking for 1-2 stylists to join my team. They would need to be like-minded, with a strong work ethic, a desire to continuously improve their skills and a dedication to serving the community.

What is the best thing about running a business here?

I’ve loved Colorado since moving here in the first grade. Out of all of the places we have lived in Colorado, the Roaring Fork Valley is my favorite. Our location is in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs. I look forward to immersing myself and my business and serving my clients from this location for years to come.

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