Daily Record, Open for Bussines

Daily Record, Morris County, NJ, Saturday, May 12, 2007. SALON PUTS EMPHASIS ON SERVICE Business: Trendz Salon, 186 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, (973) 377-5552, www.trendzsalon.com Service: Full-service beauty salon. Owner: Raul Gripaldi. Cost: Haircut: $60 for women, $30 for men; hair coloring: $60; highlights: $100 and up; facials: $75, makeup: $65. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Staff: 25. Starting up: Gripaldi came to the U.S. at age 12 from his native Argentina. A number of years later, he opened his first shop with his uncle in Montclair. He has been at his current location 11 years. Why customers choose you: “We have a very friendly atmosphere and the quality of service is very good,” said Gripaldi, 49. “Most of our hair stylists have been here 10 years, and some have as much as 30 years’ experience. “They have attended renowned schools, such as Vidal Sassoon, Tony & Guy, Jingles and John Sahag to name, a few. “We understand how important it is for the client to feel good about their hair. Choosing the right stylist can depend on many factors, such as the density and texture of your hair or your facial structure. “Our people will discuss this with you and help you to make the right decision.” Educational center: “We have expanded and increased our line of services to accommodate the client’s every need. “We have been appointed as the educational center for Schwartzkoff Color of Germany, Wella Color and L’anza Hair Care System of California. Our staff is very proud of what they have accomplished in a short period of time.” Keys to success: “We pamper the client. The welcoming experience begins right at the door. We are a full-service salon, and our team is committed to offering their clients a wide range of services.” Community service: “We must give away 30 gift baskets a year to various drives.” Advice to entrepreneurs: “You must have good people and a good location. The people you have with you will make your business. “We do 200 to 300 people per week. People have to feel comfortable to come here and come back. You develop a trust with your people. “Don’t lay back. You have to assume you will work hard and be here seven days a week. You must keep pushing because you never know what tomorrow will bring.” Open for business is a regular feature about local busineses. It was reported by John Kippycash.

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