Hair Professionals & Stylists discover new house in stylish magnificence salon at AIIMS

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Speaking with Katherine Yulin and Nicole Huston of Stylish Magnificence Salon at Ames is like chatting with lifelong pals who chuckle via conversations and full one another’s sentences.

However they met solely three weeks in the past.

“It is like when two households be part of up and also you share a bunk. We’re just like the ‘Brady Bunch,'” Ulin mentioned, referring to the American tv present that ran from 1969–74.

Huston has previously owned Hair Professionals at 301 Principal St in Ames for 22 years. When Huston determined to discover a extra reasonably priced location for himself and his three stylists, the stylish magnificence salon was his first name.

“I like residing within the metropolis. I wished to keep up that great feeling. And we mix in completely. Discovering Katherine took all of the unhappiness away,” Huston mentioned.

In the meantime, Yulin purchased the stylish magnificence salon at 202 Principal St. three years in the past. He has labored there for 23 years.

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Providers embrace body-waxing, shampoo units and everlasting hair relaxers

When Huston referred to as in March in search of a brand new house, each Stylish and the hair skilled had 4 stylists available. The brand new partnership was virtually seamless.


Ulin has been offering full body-waxing companies in Stylish for nearly 16 years.

“I am one of many few locations that does this, together with Brazilian Wax,” Ulin mentioned. “That is why Ann could not be part of us.”

Ann Cout-Lester, a stylist from Hair Professionals who additionally gives body-waxing, has joined His & Hers Salon at 413 Principal St. Yulin. ,

The stylish magnificence salon is now house to seven stylists: Sonja Doughton, Cheryl Aller, Nicole Huston, Jennifer Neve, Lisa Preston, Katherine Ulin and Erin Walker.

In addition to body-waxing hair colour, reduce, everlasting and up-dos — “like bridal occasion and promenade hairstyles,” Ulin mentioned — Huston additionally gives shampoo units.

What’s a shampoo set?

“It is one thing that your mother, or your grandmother, does on a weekly foundation,” Huston mentioned. “That is what occurs after we set a lady’s hair with rollers. Loads of salons do not do curler units anymore. They’ve moved to curling iron units. However rollers are higher.”

Till Huston began Stylish, the salon did not supply a shampoo set, Ulin mentioned.

“I’ve tried it, however I am not good at it,” Ulin mentioned. “However this is without doubt one of the companies many magnificence salons are constructed upon. I look ahead to working with Nicole on Friday to be taught from her.”

Friday is shampoo set day, Huston mentioned, as a result of girls like to set their hair for the weekend.

“Once they have been little, they favored to decorate up for weekend dances,” Huston mentioned. “Now, they like to decorate up for church. I’ve a woman who comes each week and he or she’s 106.”

Huston mentioned shampoo units have turn out to be such an necessary a part of her enterprise that she manages all of her trip time and private commitments round Friday.

“My girls belief me,” Huston mentioned. “I like them and I am all the time right here.”

Ulin additionally gives everlasting hair relaxers for its Black shoppers.

“I do common straightening and flat-ironing and styling. And I am going to inventory merchandise for my African American prospects if I do know what they want,” Ulin mentioned.

With the brand new partnership between Ulin and Huston, Ulin retains possession of the stylish magnificence salon and returns to her unique position in her profession as a Huston rental/contractor. Stylists hire their chair area from Ullin and supply their very own provides.

“We’re simply excited. We refer to one another because the Salon sisters and we have simply added three new sisters. Nothing however constructive right here,” Ulin mentioned.

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stylish magnificence salon

202 Principal St, AIIMS

Cellphone: (515) 232-7181

Hours: Varies by appointment

Teresa’s Albertson coated the southern suburbs of Des Moines for the Register and the Indianola Report-Herald. Contact him at or 515-419-6098.

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