Hair salon opens in Perry
by Bridget Weishaar
Having grown up in Jefferson County, Issy Meyer knows all to well how important small town businesses are for a town’s survival. Her first goal when thinking about starting her own was bringing something to Perry that it didn’t already have—a hair salon.
The business, Shear Style, is located at 107 Front Street, formerly known as Kaw Valley Guns. Meyer rents the space from Bishops and took possession of the building in March.
“It took months of cleaning and prepping before the space could be ready for the public,” she said.
Now, the tiny brick building with bars on the windows houses a wash station, a dresser’s chair, and a small sitting area for waiting clients.
Shear Style is a full-service salon for men, women, and children. Services offered include the traditional haircuts with shampoo and style, waxing, color services, including designer coloring and highlights, and chemical services.
Meyer attended hair school at B Street Design in Lawrence, graduating in 2011 and took a job immediately after at Hair Experts where she worked under Brenda Peterson, a Redkin Platform educator.
“I just want to take everything I have previously learned and bring it here,” she said.
Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services are available during non salon hours by appointment only. Meyer can be reached at 785-691-8972 or on the business Facebook page, Shear Style.
Meyer grew up in Oskaloosa, but has called Perry home the last 10 years. Working part time for the Perry Pub off and on those 10 years, allowed Meyer to get to know more of the town’s people she now has as clients. Meyer has a companion, David, and two daughters, Madison, 9, and Varah, 15 months.
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