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The beauty salon Rockabilly Rage recently had an instructor come from England to Paris to help keep their stylists up to date on the latest trends, and they have plans for more training later this fall.
“We had a color playdate with one of our international educators from TIGI Copyright Colour,” owner Jaime Haley said. “We’re knowledgeable in the latest color techniques.”
TIGI’s Copyright is a line of hair coloring products that are intermixable, which opens a broader range of possible colors for hair stylists.
Rockabilly Rage has been open for nearly two years. Haley operates out of the front part of an old car dealership at 555 Lamar Ave. while husband Ike Allen runs Morbid Rodz in the back. It’s a unique combination that required an equally unique name.
“Ike came up with the first part of the name. He likes the rockabilly style,” Haley said. “My mother thought I should add the second part.”
The beauty shop’s not the only addition. Kathy Shadewell opened a branch of her Sulphur Springs-based Vaporifics inside the building this month.
The company sells electronic cigarettes and accessories as an alternative to smoking. She started online with www.vaporifics.com in December 2010. Her business grew to include a kiosk at the VF Outlet mall by May 2011, and she plans to move into in her own building next month.
“Word of mouth has been taking hold,” she said.
Shadewell said a lot of her customers came from Paris and frequently asked her to open a shop in Paris. Aside from websites, the nearest stores are in the Dallas area.
“Most people get online,” she said. “But a lot of people don’t want to do that. They want to actually go somewhere and buy it.”