The Recorder – Hilltown Hair Salon in Shelburne Falls ‘feels like home’ for county native

Robert Hundley

Revealed: 12/14/2021 3:52:08 PM

Modified: 12/14/2021 3:51:33 PM

SHELBURNE FALLS — Opening a hair salon in Shelburne Falls has usually been Crystal Spurling-Wetterwald’s desire. With the the latest opening of Hilltown Hair Salon, that dream is now a fact.

Spurling-Wetterwald took more than the space occupied by Hair by Hana, the longtime salon at 102 Bridge St., and opened the doors for organization just prior to Thanksgiving.

“I painted it, I set up the curtains and the décor. I just designed it a lot more me,” she claimed, on the lookout around the recently renovated salon space. “It’s homey. It feels like dwelling.”

An Ashfield and Buckland indigenous, Spurling-Wetterwald reported Shelburne Falls usually felt like “the spot to go” when she was expanding up. She has been a hairdresser for eight yrs and had spent the past 5 operating at the Sugarloaf Hair Studio in South Deerfield ahead of the opportunity to just take in excess of in Shelburne Falls fell into her fingers.

“Shelburne Falls feels like dwelling, so that is in which I want to devote most of my time,” Spurling-Wetterwald said. “The former proprietor is pals with my stepmother, so it all kind of just transpired. … It just seemed ideal, meant to be.”

She mentioned it is a great privilege to take above the place previously occupied by Hair by Hana. She included that very a handful of purchasers followed her from South Deerfield, also.

“She was pretty regarded in this city and cherished,” Spurling-Wetterwald stated. “I’m tremendous honored to be continuing the shoppers she experienced.”

Even with her practical experience in the industry, Spurling-Wetterwald said she experienced some butterflies ahead of welcoming her quite very first client. She rapidly settled in, even though.

“Right when I started off undertaking hair, I felt improved. Hair is pretty much like the security net,” Spurling-Wetterwald explained. “The only hard detail so considerably is … the organization aspect. I’ve never ever operate a business, but the true undertaking hair is terrific.”

Spurling-Wetterwald emphasized the Greenfield-based Franklin County Group Progress Corporation’s purpose in supporting with “business organizing and acquiring this likely.” She extra she “couldn’t have actually done it without the need of them.”

The salon is at this time a 1-girl display, but she is hoping to lease out 1 of her salon booths to anyone in the potential. Spurling-Wetterwald also has aspirations to come to be a entire-services salon offering manicures and pedicures when she gets settled in around the subsequent six months or so.

Hilltown Hair Salon is open up Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but these hours may perhaps transform. Spurling-Wetterwald said she is seeking into opening on Tuesdays and possessing later on hrs on Thursdays.

To guide an appointment, Spurling-Wetterwald can be arrived at at 413-625-6623. She said she is booked until eventually the 1st 7 days of January, but far more appointment slots may be additional if she opens on Tuesdays.

She claimed the community has been “very supportive of her work” and she hopes individuals uncover Hilltown Hair Salon to be a “happy, welcoming put with excellent hair cuts.”

“I truly want folks to truly feel welcome and content and self-confident,” Spurling-Wetterwald stated. “That’s my primary intention.”

Chris Larabee can be achieved at [email protected] or 413-930-4081.

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