COVID-19 may have prevented Salon Alexanders’ stylists from cutting and coloring hair or polishing nails — but it didn’t kept them from showing love to their clients.
In a recent video posted to Facebook, several of the salon’s team members chimed in with messages of support and thanks — telling their clients how much they missed them and looked forward to being with them again soon. In the meantime, the Gulfport salon has been limited to curbside product sales.
“We are anxious and excited to finally be able to reopen our doors and see all of our beautiful people again,” says manager Stephanie Mayo.
Founded in 1988, Salon Alexanders is located in a historic, plantation-style house on Cowan Road — the “work home” for 19 members of the salon family. The full-service hair and nail salon carries more than 15 brands of products, according to Mayo, and the most popular services are keratin treatments, hair extensions, lash extensions, makeup and nail services.
“Our newest service additions in the last couple of years have been hair extensions and eyelash extensions,” she adds. “These services are personally customized to satisfy each client.”
The salon strives to stay on top of trends and offer clients the best, most up-to-date techniques and products, Mayo says. She adds that the business aims to be a one-stop shop for looking and feeling great — serving customers of all ages and backgrounds.
“There is a great convenience of being able to come in and walk out completely made over and have access to purchase any product you need to care for your hair,” Mayo says. “The personalities you come across at each station add great enthusiasm and character to our business.”
The team gains both knowledge and inspiration from founder Alexander Deeks, a master stylist and educator whose mother owned Eve’s Beauty College in south Louisiana. Deeks attended his mother’s school and began practicing his trade at age 15.
Salon Alexanders has been recognized as one of the top salons on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and earned numerous awards, Mayo says, “but none compares to the day-to-day joy and appreciation we feel from our clients.”
“The trust they instill in us every day is something we take great pride in.”
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