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Stef’s Upper Cut – A 1-2 Beauty Punch Steel Magnolias Style
Going to the hair dresser just got more interesting for folks around Emmett. New business owner, Stefani (Stef) Bolinger, invites you to experience her full service salon, Steel Magolias style.
“We are alot like the gals on the movie Steel Magnolias,” said Stef. “We want everyone to just come in, sit down, feel comfortable and laugh, laugh, laugh.”
Bolinger and her team of “glamour technicians” would make Dolly Parton’s Steel Magnolia character, Truvy, very proud. The atmosphere in their downtown shop is casual, kid-friendly and very upbeat.
“We offer hair cuts, color, extensions, nails and waxing,” said Bolinger. “We are open on Mondays are very kid-friendly. It’s hard to get a sitter when you want to go get your hair or nails done. We have a coloring table, TV and movies for kids to watch so their parents can bring them along knowing their kids are truly welcome here.”
Currently there are two hairdressers and a nail technician.
“Jessica (Herman) does the most amazing nails and nail art,” said Bolinger. “Her clients are constantly being asked where they got their nails done. They are that spectacular.”
Herman is truly an amazing nail artist. Viewing her sample book of nail art is like perusing a finger tip art gallery.
“I do acrylic and gel nails,” said Herman. “My mom taught me how to do nails when I was only 15 and I knew this was what I wanted to do. I’ve been licensed since 2008 and keep up on the most current trends through continuing education. My rockstar glitter toes are very popular and I do hand-painted one-of-a-kind nail art. My reward is that my clients really do get the most amazing compliments on their gel nails. I believe that, along with my reasonable prices, keep them coming back.”
The down-to-earth salon is open to all members of the family, including men, unlike the Steel Magnolia shop. Men can get a “quick cut” and be on their way for only $10.
Each month the shop has offered a “special” and will continue this tradition. Currently, on Friday’s customers are invited to open an Easter egg to reveal their discount or prize. Bolinger, a supporter of Relay for Life, also encourages clients to donate to the cause and discounts her services by the amount of their donation.
Mother’s Day specials include a pamper package and the shop has gift certificates to wrap up for the Magnolia matriarch in your family. With prom around the corner, the gals have put together several special packages to make every gal feel like a princess.
Stef’s Upper Cut, 139 S Commercial, 365-0778. Mon 9-1; Tues 9-5; Wed 1-4; Thurs 9-7; Fri 9-5; Sat 9-2 or by appointment.
You Say You Want a Revolution?
The Revolution Clothing Store is a real solution for the young at heart and fashion design. While The Revolution may not change the world, like the Beatles song goes, it is definitely changing the way Emmett shops for clothing.
“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time,” said Pam Arellano, co-owner with husband Brian Arellano.
The Revolution is “unexpected” and very cool in so many ways. Their fashion is for the young and young-at-heart in an environment that is hip while embracing the richness of the buildings historic beauty.
“I have teenage kids and there’s been no place for them to shop or clothing in their style,” said Pam. “You don’t have to drive over the hill to find fashion anymore. You can buy something here for what you’d pay in gas to go to the mall in Boise. I love the be-dazzled jeans we carry.”
Pam took her 14 year old daughter, Julie, to the big fashion trade show ‘Magic’ in Las Vegas to get the youthful opinion on fashion. The store offers men’s and women’s clothing from jeans to dresses, bathing suits to jewelry. But the looks are appropriate for the 14 – 40 age group.
“Julie says our look is Indie and Casual,” said Pam. “I did a ton of research in the fashion industry to find the best deals and bargains. It was really important to me to be able to have clothing that was stylish, fun, excellent quality and, most important, super reasonably priced. I found some great suppliers and great prices and just love the quality of the clothes. Having shopped for clothes for my kids and going into the stores over the hill, I know what works and doesn’t when it comes to value. My men’s jeans are from an amazing designer out of New York and these women’s jeans I’m wearing are the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn.”
Pam is learning what customers want and encourages customers to let her know what they want to see in the store. The current collection includes springtime/summer items like bathing suits, tank-inis, breezy tops, darling skirts and fun dresses as well as popular brands like Skin and Surfside.
“We love the building,” said Pam. “Brian and I are on the Design Review board for Emmett. It was important to have the building fit in to the downtown vibe. We’ve exposed the old tin ceilings and replaced some storefront glass. Brian built all the wrought iron fixtures from scraps we hauled to Idaho from his dad’s business. I made sure the dressing rooms were really large, too.”
Shop Local at The Revolution Clothing Store, 128 E Main, 369-6791. Open M-F, 11am – 7pm & Sun, 12-4.