NEXTonSCENE Fall/Winter 2018

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NEXTONSCENE : ABODE BEAUTY BAR ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH FOUNDER, ASHLEY Melanson "Hair is 90% of your selfie. So you better invest in it. Founder, Ashley Melanson, of Abode Beauty Bar knows how important having great hair is. With her successful training at highly revered Goldwell Salon, Ashley continues to take classes to perfect her craft and refine her skills as a stylist. It’s fun being able to do something new at work everyday, and Ashley feels happiest when making others feel good about themselves while doing it." Abode Beauty Bar


Ashley, tell us about abode beauty bar and what makes your business so unique? "Abode Beauty Bar is an at home beauty bar that brings the salon right to the client. It is very clear, people are busy, and life doesn't seem to be slowing down for anyone - myself included! I noticed a pattern in the way people are spending their time and how they are shopping and it was obvious, convenience is key. From that moment on, my brain was constantly turning. How could I make the salon work for the modern day gal ?? Just like that, Abode was born! Abode Beauty Bar understands life is crazy/ kids get sick/ or you get stuck working late {banging your head off of your desk} & NEED your hair done for that big meeting the next day. It is our mission to cross "hair" off your to do list while providing luxe hair styling services right in the comfort of your own home.

What inspired you to fall into the world of hair? Hair was something that I accidentally ran head first into! There was definitely no thinking involved I just kinda jumped! Looking back, I can't believe.. long it took me to realize that this was something that I was meant to do! I couldn't stand working at a desk any longer. I had no idea what I was doing, but I took a job managing a salon on the south shore. I had no intentions on ever being a stylist or going to hair school; however, not even a month into the job I was enrolled in a cosmetology program! CRAY-ZAY!!

Favorite winter hairstyle? For special events, like holiday parties, I have been loving the look of a pulled apart fishtail braid! Pair this style with a bold lip and you are ready to combat even the most inappropriate of family jokes!

new year? new you! because who doesn't want to have great hair before new years eve? inquire with abode beauty bar to come to you for a new years blow dry party. IG: @abode_beautybar fb: abodeBeautyBar minimum of 5 guests and blowout would be discounted from 50 to 40 per person


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