Local salon changing hands
Local residents will say goodbye to Jayne’s TLC and hello to “Shear Serenity” this Friday as ownership of the Scott Street salon changes hands.
Jayne Wyder, who opened her business on March 1 some 31 years ago, has handed over the keys to Paula Plichta-Jensen, who grew up in Fort Frances but had spent the last few years in Warroad, Mn.
“So she’s moving back and jumping in with two feet,” she remarked.
“I’m just handing the reins over to someone young and ambitious because I’m past that,” Wyder chuckled.
Plichta-Jensen attended Nu-Wave School of Hair Design in Thunder Bay shortly after high school here.
Upon graduation, she started her hair ventures, moving around within some of the local salons and then opening her own for several years from her home.
“But after being away from it for a few years, I started to miss it,” Plichta-Jensen admitted, indicating that if they were moving, she wanted to purchase a salon.
“So it all worked out,” she added, noting she has been working part-time at Jayne’s TLC since January, reconnecting with some of her former clients, while the changeover was finalized.
But Wyder said while she may not be the owner, she’s not going anywhere.
“I’ll be renting from Paula,” she explained, adding she’ll continue to be available for her regular services.
“I guess it’s semi-retirement.”
Besides the new name of “Shear Serenity,” the pair indicated there won’t be too many changes.
“It will be mostly the same, but Paula has some really new and upbeat ideas,” Wyder enthused.
Plichta-Jensen will be aiming to be a more “green” salon as she’ll be carrying natural and organic hair care products.
“Natural beauty the green way,” she remarked, adding she also will be promoting ammonia-free colours.
“I actually have allergies to ammonia, so I made the switch in my home years ago,” she explained, noting these products are safer and healthier for both her and the clients.
“No smell and no itch,” she said. “They are not new [products] but they are starting to become more popular.”
Plichta-Jensen added she will be doing some remodelling once she gets settled and will be offering some specials to commemorate the opening, such as $15 haircuts and deals on tanning.
She also has a website (yourshearserenity.com) where clients will be able to book online for any of her services or for tanning.
She noted the online booking is not be available for Wyder or stylist Cory Shypit.
“Shear Serenity” will be open the same hours (9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays), with later appointments available by request.
“I’m looking forward to meeting new customers and greeting the old ones back,” Plichta-Jensen said.
“I’m excited for this new endeavour.”