Charity Cotten has gone into business for herself. For the past 21 years she has worked alongside Del Pfifer at the Mane Image salon on Delta's Main Street.
At the beginning of the year, she purchased Hair Designers & Nails from Stuart and Julie Smith.
Although she is grateful to have worked with Del for over 20 years, she said she just couldn't pass up the opportunity to purchase the well-established salon in Valley View Plaza, west of Safeway.
Cotten will work with Amy Kubin, Sabina Carrillo and MacKenzie Sparks, all of whom have been with Hair Designers & Nails for some time. Nail technician Cynthia Tingler will retire at the end of the month.
"These girls are amazing and I'm excited to work with them," Cotten said. "And Julie and Stuart Smith will be around to help with the transition."
Cotten knows they've set the bar high, so her primary focus will be keeping the salon's clients happy by providing outstanding service and making Delta beautiful "one head at a time."
The Smiths opened Hair Designers & Nails in Cedaredge shortly after moving to the Western Slope 17 years ago. After operating in Cedaredge for nine years, they worked in Eckert for a year while the Valley View Plaza — and their home — were being built. They've been in their current location at 1410 Valley View Drive, Unit 300, for about eight years.
Both Stu and Julie are passionate about what they do, but they're equally as passionate about their children and grandchildren so they've decided to move closer to a son and daughter and their families in Tulsa, Okla. Over the next few months they will be putting their home on the market and getting ready to move.
"The really neat thing is, the Lord opened up a fabulous business opportunity for us in Tulsa," Stu said. They plan to purchase a small salon from a woman who is retiring. "We're excited, she's excited. We'll be doing what we love doing, only on a smaller scale.
"The Lord has given us a gift, and Julie and I love to share that ability with others," Stu said.
Cotten will be making no big changes at the salon, which offers a full range of hair care services for men, women and children. Appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday and may be made by calling 874-1818.blog comments powered by Disqus