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Inspire Hair Studio fetes opening

From left, Inspire Hair Studio employees Samantha Mitzel, Linda Brackinreid and Pamela Evans join Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert and their fellow salon employees Staci Boulton and Judy Novak in inaugurating the new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 5. - Kirk Boxleitner
From left, Inspire Hair Studio employees Samantha Mitzel, Linda Brackinreid and Pamela Evans join Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert and their fellow salon employees Staci Boulton and Judy Novak in inaugurating the new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 5.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

ARLINGTON — Pamela Evans has done hair for 27 years, 13 of them in Arlington, so when the previous owner of her hair salon decided to retire, she renamed the business in honor of the biggest reason why she’s kept going in the beauty industry.

Evans’ Inspire Hair Studio at 108 E. Fifth St. in Arlington was officially inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Oct. 5, by Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, who also saw meaning in the salon’s new name.

“It’s really great when an Arlington business that’s already successful stays in town under new owners,” Tolbert said, before laughing, “It must be the name.”

“I chose to inspire people to feel good about themselves,” Evans said. “I’m inspired by my clients in turn. The beauty industry is all about creativity and inspiration.”

Evans has four employees, covering services ranging from haircuts, hairstyling and hair coloring, for both men and women, to eyelashes, eyebrows, waxing, tinting and a full line of aesthetician services. Like herself, all of her staff are fully licensed cosmetologists who continue to spend a great deal of time on advanced training.

“It’s a lot of work, but that advanced training really is fascinating,” Evans said. “This whole industry is exciting.”

Perhaps Evans’ greatest joy in her job, though, is simply interacting with her clients.

“I just enjoy creating a welcoming atmosphere for them,” said Evans, whose community-mindedness extends to include a fundraiser in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. “We’re offering pink hair extensions, and part of the proceeds from those will go toward fighting breast cancer.”

Evans encourages prospective customers to check out Inspire Hair Studio’s Buy One, Get One and other deals on its website at www.theinspirehairstudio.com and its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theInspireHairStudio.

“The heart of Arlington is in its community, and we love being part of that,” Evans said. “Our clients become really good friends.”

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