By Claire Pease and Kerryanne Longyear|
Photos by Claire Pease|
Claire Pease and Kerryanne Longyear have been working with Director of the Chamber of Commerce Ken Hartley to create member profiles for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hartley wants to include member profiles in the Chamber’s monthly newsletter. For the January newsletter, we (Claire and Kerryanne) decided to write a member profile on the hair salon, Hair We Are. Here is what was included in the Chamber’s newsletter:
Hair We Are, a hairdressing salon, has been in business for 31 years. After 20 years on Wall Street in Madison Connecticut, Hair We Are moved to 67 West Main St., Unit 312, Clinton. The owner, B.J. Ehrgott-Haab, described moving as going “from a cozy historic home to a beautiful modern salon.” Her employees followed the business to Clinton and now have become independent contractors. Three of the hairdressers are members of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. The three hairdressers are B.J. Ehrogott-Haab, Agnieshka Jadak, and Karin Mulch. The fourth independent contractor is Ruthanne Blair.
The proud owner of Hair We Are, feels “the key to success and longevity is to stay in the current in the hair industry.” Staying up to date on the trends and styles of hair in the world is important to her. B.J. cares about her clients and makes them look and feel their best and takes pride in the fact that most of her clients have been customers since the 1980’s. She prides herself on “customer retention” and never stops being appreciative of the loyalty of her clients, and most importantly feels “blessed to have established many long-lasting, meaningful relationships with her clients that she now calls friends.” She obviously has a well-working business.
Each hairdresser that is a part of Hair We Are has their own specialty. One hairdresser, Agnieshka Jadak, explained that “every chair is like their own business”. Agnieshka’s business Jadak Hair Restoration focuses on older people, cancer survivors, and people with generally thin hair. To customize the hair for her clients, Agnieshka uses special hairpieces, many of which are genuine human hair. The hairpieces are micro beaded into the client’s hair. This makes it so the client can have permanent hair pieces that can be slept in and washed. She also uses wigs and extensions to help people who want their hair to have more volume. Agnieshka would like to get more clients and spread the word about what she does so she can help more people that can benefit from her services.
Hair We Are is a full-service salon that provides hair coloring, cutting, and styling for both men and women. To make an appointment or learn more about the different services provided at Hair We Are by the independent contractors, call 203-245-7196 or email email@example.com