A one-stop shop for all your beauty needs, Salon 21, located at 192 East 12300 South, offers a full range of services from hair cuts, color, perms and highlights to facial waxing and professional make-up. The salon has been in the area for 10 years but has been under new management and new owner brings unique qualifications to the job.
The owner graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in chemical engineering and chemistry, which she used in her previous job as a chemist. “That means I worked with formulating hairsprays, hair conditioners and gels,” she says. “That’s why customers can come ask me questions about which products are the right ones to use. We can ensure that whatever product we recommend for a client is only going to help their hair, skin and
Salon 21 professional staff also is able to offer corrective make-up procedures to fix facial imperfections.
“We’re actually taking your natural beauty and bringing it out,” Sang says. “For example, if one side of your lip is lower than the other side, we correct that by drawing with a brush. We’re using your own beauty and enhancing it.”
Salon 21 staff work hard to make sure their clients feel more like friends.
Each haircut comes with a shampoo and scalp massage,
complete with pressure point work, to help clients relax; and when they do facial waxing, they have the client sit up rather than lie back because “gravity is different
when you’re laying back,” Sang says.
All types of clients are welcome. Sang is experienced at doing ethnic cuts and she also works well with children as young as 5 months old. “I let them play on the floor and have a good time then cut around them,” she says. “Normally, when kids get a haircut, they cry but here they don’t have to sit still so when they leave, they’re happy and laughing.”
Salon 21 also offers free consultations for hair and make-up and teaches interested clients how to apply their own make-up for free. For those with a special occasion or party, Sang can close the salon and perform whatever beauty services the group needs.
“I love creating friendships with my clients,” she says. “It’s relaxing to interact with the customers. I like to help them learn how to take care of themselves, of their hair and make-up.”