Pinebrook salon goes from franchise to local
Annie Garnas Lamb grew up in Park City, graduated from Park City High School and has now opened her own business in her hometown. Lamb has opened a hair salon in Quarry Village called Salon 80—named for its location just off of Interstate 80.
Lamb was a hairdresser for salon franchise Cost Cutters for six years. When the owner of Cost Cutters decided to sell the salon, Lamb took the opportunity to create her own business. "There was a really short turnaround," Lamb says, "On April 30 it was Cost Cutters, and on May 1 it was Salon 80."
Over the time she worked at Cost Cutters, Lamb says she developed a loyal clientele that stayed with her through the transition to Salon 80. She also hired two hairdressers that worked for the franchise with her previously, so the salon has had steady business from previous customers since its grand opening.
Now, Lamb hopes to establish Salon 80 as a high-end but affordable salon, "I want great service and good quality but we’re not going to charge you an arm and a leg for it. I’m targeting the locals and the local families: the moms and the dads and the kids."
Lamb says she wants her salon to be a busy spot with both regular and new clients. She would like her clients to have the same experiences she had when she was growing up. "When I was growing up in Park City we had the same hairdresser that we’d all go to. My mom would go to her, my dad would go to her, the kids would go to her, and I like that. I like that I’ve seen my clients grow up. A lot of them, I’ve been cutting their hair for 8 years."
Salon 80 is a full-service salon that caters to both men and women with all types of hair. The stylists at the salon specialize in cuts, color, facial waxing, hair extensions and Brazilian blowouts. Lamb hopes that the salon can eventually include more waxing services as well as eyelash extensions.
The hair product lines Lamb has chosen to sell at the salon include Paul Mitchell, Biolage and Pureology, among others. In a few weeks, she said, she will also be selling a natural, organic line of hair products called Onesta. If customers are looking for product lines that are not available in her salon, Lamb said she is more than happy to order them.
Salon 80 accepts both appointments made over the phone as well as walk-ins.
After a month of full operation, Lamb is sure that opening Salon 80 was a great decision, "Owning a business is going to be really good for my family, just being that I can spend a little more time with them."
With both Lamb and her husband owning businesses in Park City—Lamb’s husband is the owner of the PC Meat & Provisions butcher shop—the Lamb family is truly a local one.