"I need a mom haircut," Dawn Moenkedick recalled requesting from hair stylist Brittney Ewert years ago. "And she made it look good, so I still come back."
Moenkedick was just one of a steady stream of clients who made their way through a speedy makeover at Glamour Full Service Salon on a recent visit in April.
Ready to greet them and treat them was owner Ewert. She's been happily doing so for 10 years in her business found at 122 Colfax Ave SW, Ste 3-the upper level of the building also housing Wadena Family Dental.
A cut, curl, straighten, layering, bleach, dye or consultation is all a part of Ewert's forte. On this given day, she was busy brightening the days of a couple moms. Each wanted a fresh new look, with a style that was easy to maintain in the chaos of raising up youngsters. Watching Ewert work, you can tell she understands hair. With a quick look and feel, she can diagnose the hair and determine quickly how to reach the expectations of those in her chair. But she also notes she's looking out for the best interest of her clients' hair. So while she wants to achieve the dream style of each head of hair, she is honest if she doesn't think a client's hair can handle a certain treatment.
"Ultimately they have to look at themselves everyday and see their hair, so I want to make them happy," Ewert said.
Wadena was the place she wanted to start her own business and she has no plans of changing course. The 2007 graduate of M State's Cosmetology program said she remains a part of the program by serving on an advisory committee. She's able to offer real world advice to those currently training in the field.
Ewert is joined by Katy Wegscheid, who does all the things Ewert does plus she is the eyelash technician. Ewert believes Wegscheid was the first to start the eyelash extension service in Wadena about three years ago.
Also joining the crew is Sam Olson, the new massage therapist. Olson offers 30, 60 and 90 minute massages, including salt glows and hot stone massage.
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary at Glamour, the business has been giving away prizes daily on their Facebook site, offering reduced price haircuts and waxes and special massage offers for the month of April.
They can be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. based on the needs of their clients.
"We like to cater to what our clients like," Ewert said. "We must be doing something right if we're booked out four to six weeks in our nighttime appointments."
The salon doesn't just serve the Wadena area, some of her clients drive across the state to get a haircut, including Moenkedick who makes the regular pilgrimage from Fergus Falls for treatment she knows she'll enjoy.
"I went to a lot of different stylist and Brittney is the one who has figured out my hair," Moenkedick said.
So if it's an update to your hairdo, a relaxing massage, nails, eyelashes or just some good advice on beauty, it might be worth a visit to this local full service salon in Wadena.