By Sue Moore
“We work hard at being good stylists, so our clients leave the shop with great looking hair,” said Stacey Peck who has recently opened the Beauty Bar at 224 North Grand Street in Schoolcraft. “I believe the beauty industry is not cookie cutter, as everybody is different and should be treated as such.”
Thus, the services she offers at the Beauty Bar are very different. They range from the standard haircut, perm, coloring, updo, nails and pedicure, to microblading. She has assembled a staff of friends who include Tesia Rhoad, specializing in vibrant color, and Carmen Kline, the nail technician.
Rhoad and Peck are both Schoolcraft High School graduates, while Kline is a Vicksburg native. All bring their own clientele into the business with the latter two renting their chair or space from Peck.
The most spectacular of the offerings is microblading, a trendy new tattoo related service. Peck learned the technique while training in Salt Lake City and living in Wyoming. This is a new beauty area that she says is spreading rapidly through the Midwest. It involves eyebrow enhancements that are semi-permanent and requires Peck to have a tattoo-licensed facility.
Because the Beauty Bar is located right next to Bud’s Bar in Schoolcraft, it’s easy to come in for a haircut and also stop in for a beverage next door, Peck said with a chuckle. Kline cited the good location as a reason for her deciding to locate in Peck’s building. She also works part-time in Kalamazoo doing message and nails at Relaxology. “I appreciate the flexible hours Stacey allows so I can keep busy at both locations. She’s a good businesswoman.”
Rhoad says Stacey is a good non-boss. “She cares about the industry, is laid back, yet wants to do a good job and excel at her business. I was excited to come here and join her.”
Their hours vary but generally the Beauty Bar is open from Monday through Saturday, some weekends and evenings and accepts walk-ins where possible. To make an appointment, call 269-762-0238.