Congratulations to Freshair Salon and Boutique for winning Best Salon in Washington County — for the second year in a row. Wow!
We love all the cute cuts and boutique clothes we see on their Facbook page (click here to see!).
We interviewed Freshair owner/stylist/mama Shelby Lambidonis to find out more about this great shop on Sunbridge in Fayetteville:
We offer cuts, color, Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, Makeup, Special Occasion Hair, Extensions and waxing. Everything but nails!
Q: We adore all the cute clothes and accessories you have at the shop. Tell us a little more about the boutique side of Freshair:
The Boutique happened by accident. I had ordered clothes for myself and had them out on the counter. About 5 women came up to me wondering if I had their size and when I would be getting more in. I told them they were mine but then a light bulb went off and that is when the boutique started at Freshair 3 years ago this June.
We try to keep everything under a $50 price point. Making trendy fashion not only fun but affordable so you can change with the seasons and trends without breaking the bank.
Our big statement necklaces seem to be our hottest seller. And Mint and Peach seem to be what is in for the summer. We sell a LOT of Piko tops. We are the lowest price in town at $25! And we sell tons of maxi dresses right now as well for the summer.
Q: What is the hottest hairstyle right now?
We are not seeing just one hairstyle right now but more of color and style. Women are wearing their hair longer and we see a lot of the boho waves. People are wanting that sexy slept in look. And with the Ombre’ being the popular color technique right now the long boho waves go hand in hand. Low upkeep and easy to style. For short hair, you can never go wrong with the classic bob or super short pixie!
Q: Are there any cool new products right now for hair?
We always have the latest and greatest hair products at Freshair! Keune has amazing color mousse that can refine, enhance or refresh your color between color services. Keune is our biggest line of hair care at Freshair. We also have two Keune Regional Educators on our staff of stylists. Moroccan Oil has a new Heat Protectant that is a must when using a blowdryer, or flat iron. And Keratin Complex has one of our favorite deep conditioners, Kerawhip. It is like a drink of water for you hair!
Q: How do you keep up with the latest styles/trends?
As you can see from our Facebook page we love Education! We attend classes all over the U.S., from LA learning the latest cutting trends at the Institute of Courage with Michael O’rourke to Atlanta brushing up on our coloring skills at the Keune Academy.
We also have in-salon training as well as going to hair shows in NYC. We are constantly staying on top of the latest trends and sharpening our skills for our craft.
Q: We understand that Freshair is 10 years old! Congratulations! Tell us about your upcoming “Freshair Fete”:
We are so excited to celebrate with our friends, family, clients and guests at our Freshair Fete! It will be July 1, 2013 from 6-9 at Freshair Salon.
We will have fantastic door prizes for the first 50 guests to arrive, 20% off of everything in the boutique and hair products. Even our sale items will be an extra 20% off! We will have amazing giveaways such as a Moroccan Oil Flat Iron, Brushes, Products, and a $100 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Gift Card!
We will be having amazing appetizers from Early Bird Catering, dessert bar including french macaroons from Meridienne Dessert Salon, flowers will be done by Pigmint, live music by Bottlerocket and $10 pre-sale of Botox from Lips N Lines. And much much more! We love a good party and all are welcome to join us!
Q: What’s your favorite thing about owning a salon/boutique?
The clients and the stylists. I LOVE seeing my guests and working with the girls I work with. It’s a very busy job and always lots to do but being with all of these wonderful people make it worth it. I couldn’t ask for a better career. It’s truly fun everyday, which in turn makes it not feel like work or a job.
When you’re not stylin’, what do you do in your “spare” time?
I don’t have much spare time! lol! But if I’m not doing hair, I am usually working or ordering for the salon/boutique. Or planning big parties like the Freshair Fete! But, my first priority is my two wonderful sons, Nicholas and Theo. They keep me pretty busy and on the go! I feel like I have the perfect balance with family and work and it feels good.
CLICK HERE to visit Freshair’s Facebookbook page to see cuts/styles and boutique items that are new in store! Call Freshair at 479-251-1877.