has been changing since Heather Jarous purchased the business in January. The most recent was the salon’s move from their former Michigan Avenue location to a 1,350 square foot spot next to Biggby at 750 North Cedar Street.
“I came across a great opportunity,” says Jarous. “I had a bunch of people who believed in me. I can’t even tell you how it happened – it was like a dream come true.”
City Salon celebrated their new location with a grand opening last week. The new space will allow Jarous to add a manicure room and a full body waxing room. She expects to hire two new employees in the next couple of months to staff the new services.
Judging by the response she’s see so far, it doesn’t seem like the growth will only continue for City Salon in its new location.
“We have so much drive-by traffic, and walk-by traffic with Biggby right here,” says Jarous. “And there is so much more parking here.”
The secret to City Salon’s success thus far, says Jarous, is even better than the right location: the right staff.
“They don’t have to be anyone other than who they are, and people just gravitate toward them,” she says. “New clients who come through the door stay forever. It’s just the kind of people they are.”