Paparazzi Hair Salon has been part of the Meadowbrook Mall in Clemmons for only six months, but judging by the way this new business immediately immersed itself into the Clemmons community, one would think they had been there much longer. Bobbie Skinner, Paparazzi Salon owner, has a big vision for the salon. “I want this to be more than a hair salon,” she says. “Our goal is to provide excellent service in hair and makeup, as well as to support our clients in their own professional endeavors, collaborate with local businesses, and do our part to promote philanthropy in the community.”
Having worked at one of the oldest salons in Winston-Salem for many years, Bobbie desired to cultivate that same environment in her own salon. She wanted to create an environment where everyone works together and helps each other; a place where every guest feels like family, but is treated like a celebrity as soon as they walk in the door. In addition to all types of hair styling, the salon offers manicures and pedicures and sells Paparazzi jewelry and Motives makeup. Paparazzi’s professional stylists work hard to ensure that each client’s wishes are met and that they leave feeling “camera ready.” Guests may even choose to have their new look captured in a photograph in front of the “Paparazzi wall” and then featured on the salon’s Facebook page. This fun environment is based on the philosophy that when you look great, you feel great – and there is no shame in being pampered!
Visit Bobbie’s salon and you’ll notice a television screen in the corner with repeating commercials that showcase clients’ business information. This is one unique way that Paparazzi Salon says “thank you” to its loyal customers. In addition, the salon also serves as a venue for direct sales events featuring products such as doTERRA and Origami Owl. These efforts help fulfill their vision to be a business which values partnership and mutual support of business endeavors. It is Paparazzi Salon’s way to support those who support them.
Investing in the local community and helping those in need is also part of Bobbie’s big vision. Her current initiative is to raise support for the Clemmons Food Pantry in collaboration with five other local businesses. When clients bring in two cans of food to donate, they are entered into a drawing to win a $100 Lowe’s gift card. In the short time since Paparazzi Salon has opened its doors, they have already helped raise money for the typhoon relief, the animal shelter, March of Dimes, and the “No to O” fundraisers. “The more businesses that are involved, the more you can do,” says Bobbie. “I have found that many businesses want to do something good – they simply need someone to facilitate it. We hope to be that convener on various projects. By combining resources, we can do more good in our community.”
In only six months, one might think a hair salon would barely have its feet wet in terms of community service and collaboration with clients and other businesses – but Paparazzi Salon has jumped right into the deep end. As you are enjoying complimentary wine or hot tea while your highlights set in and your nails dry, feel confident you are supporting a business that is committed to you and your community. And if the connections you make there enable your own business endeavors to succeed, all the better.
Learn more at paparazzihairsalon.com and be sure to “like” Paparazzi Hair Salon on Facebook! The grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held on May 14, 2014 at 5pm.