Studio Blush celebrates grand reopening at its new location in Oxford
● By Steven Hoffman
During the course of just two and a half years, as Studio Blush quickly became one of the most popular and distinctive hair salons in the area, owner Tara Miller realized that the business was outgrowing the 350 square feet of space at its location on South Third in Oxford. Miller liked the cozy, welcoming feel of the salon―her first as an owner―but there was just no way that they could continue to meet the needs of Studio Blush's growing number of clients without expanding.
Miller and her husband, Shane, identified the property at 520 Lincoln Street, as the best location for the salon's new home. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Studio Blush took place on July 11, with State Rep. John Lawrence and members of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce among those in attendance for the occasion.
Studio Blush’s new home offers an extremely comfortable environment for guests. It has 1,600 square feet of space and is designed, Miller said, to make people feel at home. The salon previously had three chairs for haircuts, and it now has six. There is a spa room and a beverage bar is being added. There's even a fireplace prominently featured in the reception area to complete the feel.
“One thing that I wanted to keep,” Miller explained, “is the coziness of the space. I never want it to feel like a salon. I want it to feel like home.”
After more than 20 years of experience in the business, Miller had some very specific ideas of what kind of salon she wanted when she first opened Studio Blush after years of encouragement from her husband.
Studio Blush's success, Miller said, can be attributed to the team of eight highly trained professionals that she has assembled at Studio Blush. The stylists work diligently to keep up to date on the latest trends. They also pride themselves, Miller said, on customizing the look for each guest.
“We don't like to do cookie-cutter hairstyles,” Miller said. “I feel that my team is very good at meeting those individual needs.”
In addition to a wide variety of hairstyling options, Studio Blush is in the process of expanding its skincare and spa services, and will be offering facials, waxing, brow tinting, body waxing, and other spa services.
Studio Blush is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information about Studio Blush or to make an appointment call 610-467-0772 or visit the website at www.studioblush.net.