HUTCHINGSON / RENO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Hayden's Salon & Day Spa Receives Small Business Award


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Hutchingson / Reno County Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Sept. 4.

Valarie Gibson-Smith and Rayna Hollingsworth purchased the business from the previous owners in 2014. The salon has remained in the same location at 13 E. 2nd Avenue since they took ownership, but it is always evolving as they keep pace with the ever-changing world around them.

Hayden’s Salon & Day Spa is an Aveda concept salon. This means they only sell and use Aveda product, which is a natural hair, body, and skin care line that is cruelty free and strives to take care of the environment. At Hayden’s they try to embody Aveda’s mission as well as their own. All their stylists are educated artists that customize every service they do to fit the needs of their clients.

One challenge they face is keeping up with the way consumers now purchase their products and choose which salon to visit. To stay on top of this they have various social media platforms and are working on a website where clients can purchase products online.

In today’s competitive workforce, they also struggle to find the talented stylists they need to fill open positions. However, they are able to overcome this by working with the Hutchinson Community College Cosmetology School and by creating a culture where people want to work. At Hayden’s, they not only offer flexible schedules, but are one of the few salons that offer supplemental insurance, paid vacation, and retirement plans.

Hayden’s Salon & Day Spa is active in the community with many of their stylists donating their time to different organizations. They recently partnered with the Coffee Corner to do free haircuts for the community and constantly work with various small businesses and organizations in town to donate gift certificates to local fundraisers and community events. They also sponsor the Ultimate Tailgate event each year that raises funds for Salthawk football.

At Hayden’s Salon they care about the community they live and work in, about their clients and staff, and about the experience and quality of service their customers receive.

Thank you for all you do for our community!

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