In 2016, Downtown PKB welcomed eight new businesses to downtown Parkersburg. Now just one month into the new year, we are poised to welcome the first new business of 2017 – Aspire Salon. Salon owner Pam Creel has been a stylist for 25 years. We took some time to sit down with Pam and talk about the area’s only Aveda-concept salon.
Q: What made you interested in opening a salon and why did you choose to locate downtown?
A: Owning my own salon has been a dream since I graduated from Cosmetology school. Aspire Salon opened in 2011, and I chose to expand and relocate to the downtown area where I felt the salon could play a bigger part in the community. Downtown Parkersburg is starting to come alive with renewal and I wanted to be a part of that.
Q: How did you choose the name Aspire?
A: The name Aspire was chosen for its definition; to aim or seek something greater, to rise up, soar. Our mission at Aspire is “to uplift, to rise up, aim for something greater, to bring out the spirit and beauty that lies within each of us by creating a healthy harmonious environment that can calm the spirit or ignite it to our highest level." We want this for our staff, our clients and our community.
Q: What makes an Aveda salon different from other salons?
A: When you visit an Aveda salon, you will immediately notice the soothing scents of aromatherapy. This is just the beginning of the relaxing experience you will get at an Aveda salon.
Q: Will there be any specials during your first month of business?
A: During the month of February, we will offer several specials that give an opportunity to try some of our services for free! We will have two membership offers as well as door prizes...but you have to wait for the Grand Opening to get the details, so be sure to stop by on February 10 between 3pm and 7pm.
Q: What will be unique about your staff?
A: Our staff will have ongoing training in their special fields of service. Aveda is a leader in technical training and supports its salons by offering a wide variety of training for all staff, as well as business training for salon owners.
Q: What else do you want people to know about Aspire?
A: Aspire will offer all hair services for men and women. We will also offer massage, facials, waxing and more. Come let us treat you like a king or a queen and let us melt away the stress of the day with an experience you won't soon forget.
We hope you’ll join us as we welcome Aspire to downtown on February 10th and celebrate the growth happening in downtown Parkersburg. The salon is located at 705 Market Street.