By Debbie Burke
Opening their doors the day after a major blizzard this past March was actually a good sign for Indulgence Hair Studio owners Phylicia Crowe and Amber Garvin. The customer base was right there and ready, supportive from the start.
“We have loyal customers who believe in us and want to see us succeed,” said Amber. “Without them, we would not be where we are today. Social media has been a helpful platform to showcase our work and obtain new customers, as well as word-of-mouth referrals.”
Tucked away one short block from Main Street in Stroudsburg, the business combines over twenty years of styling savvy between both owners. Their specialties are coloring services ranging from traditional, custom and creative color applications, as well as cuts, professional makeup applications, special occasion hair, waxing and an array of hair care treatments to fit individual needs.
Amber and Phylicia chose the salon’s name because of how they want clients to feel. “We created an atmosphere for our customers to be comfortable while indulging themselves,” said Amber. The staff consists of the owners; stylist Susan Ksiaskiewicz-Murray; and the receptionist/assistant stylist, Ale’Sandra Castellanos, who is training to become a stylist. “Continuing education is important to our team,” noted Amber. “We keep current on the latest hair trends and techniques.”
Transitioning into fall and winter, Phylicia said, many people are seeking a new look. Typically, at this time of year, they like to deepen and enrich their hair color. In fact, contrasting colors within one style is a hot trend, and there is a wide array of colors. Indulgence Hair Studio is a Wella Salon, and the company introduced multiple shades that will be released this fall. “The Wella brand also created a technology, incorporated into a color line, that reduces the risk of developing allergies,” Phylicia added.
Upcoming promotions include a half-off discount on Lux Oil treatment with any color service, which must be mentioned when booking an appointment. In November and December, the studio will hold a raffle where each customer with a scheduled appointment will be automatically entered.
The salon is sleek, pleasing and comfortable, and the owners are happy to serve their growing clientele. “We’re very excited to be part of the downtown Stroudsburg business community,” Phylicia said, “and we look forward to future opportunities that come from being part of a community with many other small businesses.”
Indulgence Hair Studio is located at 730 Monroe Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, (570) 424-0401. For more information, visit their Facebook page at @IndulgenceHairStudio18360.