New salon on Harmar Hill

Though the phones just got hooked up Wednesday morning, a new salon is nearly ready to start offering a wide array of hair services, manicures and waxing on Harmar Hill.

Shear Perfection is set to open Sept. 15 at 710 Lancaster St. Co-owner Cheryl Curfman Shedlowski, of Parkersburg, said there will be some top salon products for sale, as well as services offered.

“We’re going to have Aquage and Rusk,” she said.

Pricing for the salon will be fairly inexpensive, said Shedlowski.

“(It will be) family and middle-income pricing,” she said.

Haircuts will be around $12.50, cut and styling will be $25. They will also offer perms and hair coloring.

“We’re a mother-daughter team here,” Shedlowski added.

Her daughter, Jessica Shedlowski, also of Parkersburg, left accounting and another salon job behind in order to help her mother work on the business.

“I’ve always liked to do hair and she’s always done it,” Jessica said of her mother. “I went to school for accounting, but I’m not behind the scenes; I’m hands-on. I went to the Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology and then moved here two years ago.”

In fact, Shedlowski also moved from Pennsylvania. She is originally from Williamstown and wanted to come back.

“I went to the Valley Beauty School,” said Shedlowski. “I’ve been doing hair off and on for 30 years.”

Jessica said it just makes sense to work with her mom.

“It’s always been me and mom,” she remarked, while Shedlowski added, “We’re pretty tight.”

Shedlowski said deciding to open a salon has been an adventure.

“This has been quite interesting,” she said. “I’m trying to get my ducks in a row; we couldn’t do this before we did that…Sometimes I feel like I’ve taken one step forward and three steps back.”

Shedlowski said she’s waiting on one thing before any more steps can be taken to finish the shop.

“We’re waiting on the flooring, then we can get all of our equipment installed,” she said. “Once the flooring’s down, everything else will come together.”

Though another salon sits across the street, Shedlowski said she’s not worried about her business, nor is she trying to take business from Harmar Hair Care.

“I’m sure we can work well together,” she said. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the neighborhood here and providing quality service to everyone.”