Downtown salon, spa opens in expanded space

June 6, 2019

Atoley Salon & Spa is opening its newly renovated downtown location, designed to replace its more rustic feel with a space that’s classy, modern and sleek.

The salon has moved from 317 S. Phillips Ave. into what used to be Acorn 19-Bead Co. at 319 S. Phillips Ave., joining the salon with the spa at 321 S. Phillips Ave. into one large space.

The move increased Atoley’s salon space threefold, salon manager Melissa Bagheri said.

The new salon includes 10 styling stations, a separate shampoo room and a processing area that is loaded with snacks, soda, wine and magazines for customers to enjoy while they wait.

Other new additions include an office space and separate color and break rooms, which Bagheri said will be nice for the stylists.

Construction started in March, and Garretson-based contractor Scott Longhenry worked on a 90-day deadline. He had worked with Atoley’s owner Liz Erickson in the past and knew her style and expectations going into the renovation, Bagheri said.

“I think the challenge was that she could make the spa whatever she wanted it to be because it was its own space,” Bagheri said. “And then when she added that opening and put the salon in, we needed to tie those two spaces together, and that was a fun challenge.”

Atoley Salon & Spa is still looking to add a massage therapist and makeup artist or esthetician to its team of 11.

A lot of the old salon equipment, including mirrors, styling chairs and decor is for sale but will stay in the old space until someone new moves in.

Bagheri said there has been some interest in the space, but no new tenants have leased it.

Friday’s “open house style” grand-opening event will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with muffins in the morning, snacks and popcorn in the afternoon and root beer floats in the evening.

Atoley also is giving away an $800 value basket of favorite products to one lucky winner who likes, shares and tags two friends in a Facebook post or signs up in-store during the grand opening. The winner will be announced Monday.

Downtown salon, spa opens in expanded space

Atoley Salon and Spa is opening its newly renovated downtown location, designed to replace its more rustic feel with a space that’s classy, modern and sleek.

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