Shear Simplicity opens in CreamerySisters Jessica Lauck and Janel Habisch-Terry have talked about opening their own salon for years. On May 3 they finally did it.
By: Jackie Grumish, New Richmond News
Sisters Jessica Lauck and Janel Habisch-Terry have talked about opening their own salon for years. On May 3 they finally did it.
Shear Simplicity, 150 W. First St., opened in the space formerly occupied by The Olde Fence Post.
“I still don’t think it’s hit me,” said Habisch-Terry.
Habisch-Terry and Lauck have both been styling hair for more than 10 years. Combined, they have about 25 years under their belt.
“I started at Cost Cutters when I was 16,” Habisch-Terry said. “That’s where I learned everything.”
The two sisters said they decided to open their own salon after realizing their clients would stay faithful to them, no matter where they worked.
“I rented a booth at another salon and it made me realize I could make it on my own,” Lauck said. “I wish we would’ve done this years ago.”
Although the salon has been open only a few weeks, the women said they’ve been pleased with the amount of business they’ve had.
“Our clients have all been very supportive,” Habisch-Terry said.
On May 13 clients popped in just to see the space.
“It’s really lovely girls,” one customer commented.
Renting the space in the Creamery Building happened by chance, Habisch-Terry said.
“We looked around at a few spaces,” she said. “Everything is so expensive!”
One day while driving past the Creamery Building she decided to inquire about available space. The rest is history.
“We even have the opportunity to expand in the future if we want to,” she said.
Unlike most beauty salons, Shear Simplicity caters to both men and women, Habisch-Terry said.
“I’d say we’re about even as far as men versus women,” she said.
A big reason for that might be their prices, she said.
“We try to keep prices to where people can afford them,” she said.
Currently, the salon charges $15 for a haircut. That’s compared to the national average of $35.
“I know some people in the Cities who charge $90,” Habisch-Terry said. “With this economy, I’d feel guilty charging that much.”
Shear Simplicity is open Monday through Saturday. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Walk-ins are welcome or call 715-246-6022 to make an appointment.