They went to the same high school. They worked at the same place for five years. And while they lost touch for a few short months, the two met again, this time to set up shop doing what they both loved.
In September, Taylor Schavey-Feldpausch and Brooke Gonzalez opened the doors to Amore Salon and Spa
at 1482 Haslett Road in Haslett. While both hail from Holt, the two stylists say they feel right at home starting their business where Schavey-Feldpausch's mother and grandparents grew up.
"The biggest thing for us right now is getting to know the community," says Schavey-Feldpausch. "We want to get the word out about who we are and get involved."
Amoré sits at the top of a small hill near the base of a railroad track. The two friends were happy to find the space in mid-2014 and set out to bring a comfortable, laid-back feel to the 1,400-square foot space in a building they share with Hilltop Yoga.
"We spent a lot of days traveling to Detroit and back looking for furniture," says Schavey-Feldpausch. "We wanted to go with a more rustic look with older-looking furniture. We found everything we were looking for and more."
The salon features four hair stations, as well as areas for pedicures, manicures and waxing. While both friends are professionally educated and trained by the likes of Douglas J Salon and Institute and Protégé, each has their specialties.
"I like doing the cutting, both men's and women's hair," says Schavey-Feldpausch. "Brooke really likes doing the color."
Amoré welcomes men, women and people of all ages for a menu of services that includes cuts, bang or beard trims, color and highlights, waxing and nails, and special occasion styling. Schavey-Feldpausch and Gonzalez currently staff the salon and are looking to hire up to two more stylists in 2015.
Source: Taylor Schavey-Feldpausch, Co-Owner, Amoré Salon
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor
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