News for Now!
Please take note of my new address below
9965 San Jose Blvd, Suite 11
Jacksonville, FL 32257
*One mile North of 295. Next to The Loop Grill, Carrabbas Italian Grill, and Kazu sushi, across the street from Native Sun.
Many of you are wondering, where am I at now?! Many of you are wondering what happened to my private salon suite life. Well I am here to tell you. It hasn’t been easy for me and I know it’s been frustrating for some of you. As some of you may or may not know, I transitioned from the salon to my private salon loft in January 2018. I planned to stay in a private salon loft until I opened my own salon. (Oh it’s going to happen one of these fine days!) Unfortunately I couldn’t stay at the Lofts for various reasons and planned to transition to another private salon suite once my lease ended. I originally met with the developer in September 2018 to plan the move for January 2019. The new suites were supposed to be ready December 3, 2018. Well that didn’t happen. There were many delays in the construction phase and on January 25, 2019 I became ‘salon homeless.’ Nowhere to service my clients?! This was not okay!!! I went to a nearby salon and asked if they had a station available to rent. Thankfully they did. I waited and waited still for the new suites to be ready. After January and February passed I was getting frustrated to say the least. I was told every excuse in the book why things were being delayed, which I recently came to find out the real reasons. Finally, around the first week of March things were coming together with the new lofts. We got an email asking us to go ahead and move in. Unfortunately there were issues in the process that left me uncomfortable with proceeding to do business with this developer and establishment. I have worked hard to get where I am and I will not do anything to jeopardize what I’ve accomplished. I’ve always said “Everything happens for a reason” and I truly believe that was the case here.
I’ve decided to stay at the temporary spot, Studio Emme and I couldn’t be more pleased. The environment is so relaxed and chill, the stylists and staff are friendly and supportive. Every client, including my own, are greeted with a smiling face and offered beverages. I couldn’t ask to be with a better team.
I’ve worked in a few salons in my career and more times than not you never truly know how clients feel about a place until you leave it. If I knew how previous places made my clients feel I wouldn’t have stayed so long. I’ve made moves to different salons for one reason or another but it’s always to better both your client experience as well as my working experience. While I know some of you wish I was still in my private salon suite, I truly appreciate your patience and patronage and only wish for you to be more than satisfied with the work and services received in the environment we’re in.
Thank you all for your patronage, loyalty and support through all my years and transitions. I am here for you!