A new salon has opened its doors in Clifton Twp. and it’s already creating a buzz thanks to its excellent level of services, their fun and exciting kids’ parties, and the ways in which the owner is reaching out to the community by helping others.
Salon Joy is located in the S&H Plaza on Route 435. Owner Nichole Londo, a North Pocono alumnus, relocated to the area with her three children not long ago. She initially opened a salon in West Scranton, but found that she missed the community spirit of doing business in the North Pocono area.
She learned that the former You Look Marvelous hair salon was closing, so she jumped at the opportunity to relocate her new business. “We’ve been here for two weeks, and we’ve already had a lot of positive response. This is really a community of good neighbors,” remarked Nichole.
Nichole has been in the stylist industry for 15 years and is able to offer a wide variety of services with confidence. “We’re truly a salon for everyone. We’re an all hair textures salon, serving men, women, and kids,” Nichole explained. Stylist Monika Gleason, a longtime friend and now coworker of Nichole’s, concurred.
Services offered include cuts, coloring, perms, relaxers, manicures and pedicures, gel polish, make-up for special events, everyday blowouts, updos, eyelashes, hair extensions, Brazilian blowouts, waxing, and more.
The salon also features a children’s area, and Nichole enjoys hosting kids’ parties for birthdays. “We have glitter tattoos, superhero masks and capes, kids’ manicures and pedicures, special scented lotions, hair chalk, colored hair gel, and hair tinsel,” said Nichole. The salon also offers “spirit braids” which uses synthetic hair in different colors to create braids that are popular with cheerleaders and others who want to showcase their school colors.
Nichole and Monika both have upbeat and friendly personalities that have already garnered them several great online reviews in regard to their kids’ parties. That generosity of spirit has led the women to give back to the community in several ways as they celebrate their grand opening throughout the month of October.
“I like being able to help others! If I could have a non-profit salon I would. I enjoy making people beautiful inside and out,” Nichole explained. In keeping with the spirit of helping others, Salon Joy is also the official Dress for Success salon for Lackawanna County, providing free haircuts to Dress for Success clients who have coupons from the director.
Although it’s only been a couple of weeks since they opened, Nichole feels welcome in the community and is excited about how many people have been stopping in. “We’re excited to be in the community. We’re booking new clients, walk-ins are welcome, and we’d like to grow by adding a new stylist,” said Nichole, adding “We’re truly a salon for everyone, so stop in and see what we can do for you!”