Meet Your Merchant: Pure Strands Salon and Spa is a cut above |

Meet Your Merchant: Pure Strands Salon and Spa is a cut above

Anne Northway and Steven Close
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Meet Your Merchant

Name of business: Pure Strands Salon and Spa

Description: full-service salon and spa offering services for hair, skin and nails

Owners: Anne Northway and Steven Close

Address: King Mall, 720 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Phone: 970-230-9756



Facebook: Pure Strands Salon and Spa

Date business opened: July 1, 2015

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How did your business start?

The first time I cut Steve’s hair, he made it perfectly clear to me that I should open a salon. After three years of “thinking” about it, we decided to make it a reality.

What do you sell?

We currently carry Pravana ChromoSilk color and the Nevo hair-care line. Nevo is 100 percent biodegradable, 100 percent vegan, 100 percent gluten-free and 5 percent of all sales goes to fight cancer. Our skin care brand is Dermalogica. Dermalogica has a tailored regimen for every skin concern. The Dermalogica Foundation’s FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) program provides access to small loans, and education and vocational training, to help amplify the voices of women entrepreneurs around the world.

Why do you like what you do?

I have been in the industry for 30 years. I have always enjoyed working with and pampering people, creating beautiful hair styles and giving clients amazing color.

What strategy do you use to hire good people?

We are in the process of hiring at this time. We are looking for professional and talented stylists/cosmetologists with a great work ethic and impeccable customer service skills.

What is your strategy for growth in the next year?

To build a strong client base. Networking with other businesses, building strong relationships with the tourism trade, and to commit to being a dynamic, cutting edge hair, skin and nail establishment where our clients can … Relax. Enjoy. and Rejuvenate.

What is the best thing about running a business here?

Glenwood Springs is lovely. The downtown core has character and charm, which we love being a part of. It has a reputation for being a “family” resort town and has remained affordable.

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