Kremmling salon gets a makeover
December 4, 2007
Usually Park Avenue Hair doesn’t do complete makeovers, but owners Kriss and Stephen Mossman made an exception to the rule.
Last Saturday, the couple completed a full redesign of their beauty salon, now at its new location at 214-B Park Ave. in Kremmling, and to celebrate they’re hosting a Grand Re-Opening 5:30 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 4, open to the public.
The couple, which prefers a quieter lifestyle of simplicity, moved to the small town of Kremmling from the nearby, rapidly growing community of Summit County, where they also owned a salon.
“What’s great about Kremmling,” Kriss said, “is the outdoors are right there.”
The artistic duo, which has owned the Kremmling business for almost a decade, changed everything about their salon. “The carpet was about the only thing we didn’t touch,” said Stephen, hair stylist and color specialist, who offers anything to do with the hair care at the studio.
The space combines textures of old and tattered and new, highlighting the flavors of an art deco influence.
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“We also brought back several elements we got from this building,” Kriss explained, as Stephen pointed to a piece of patterned tin they got from the building and found a spot for on the custom front desk.
Kriss designed the store’s color scheme, the two put in new bamboo flooring on half of the space, Stephen custom-built new shelves and a front counter, and the storefront features a new sign designed by the Mossmans (made by Lunsford Signs).
The couple said they had always liked the new spot they’re in now, just down the street from the old location (at 202 Park Ave.) where they were for seven years. It housed a rafting company in the summers and as the summer came to a close, the Mossmans knew the space would soon become available.
“We thought, let’s do it,” Stephen said.
“We’ve had a really good response to the new decor,” Kriss said. “It gave us a sense of accomplishment. … It was a lot of hours and a lot of hard work but we love it. It’s a fresher look.”
Both are also pleased to be right next to a gym now.
“It’s a good combo ” health and beauty,” Stephen said. “Plus, the exposure’s better to generate more business.”
The store also features an eclectic collection of the Mossmans’ artworks. Stephen’s custom shelves and other unique furniture items are a perfect complement to the salon, as well as Kriss’ jewelry items.
“I’m a designer … whether it’s furniture or hair,” Stephen admits. “We’re a great team together,” Kriss said.
Park Avenue Hair, which offers hair cuts, perms, coloring, and most any other hair care service, is open Thursdays through Sundays, with hours that vary. Patrons are invited to the Grand Re-Opening celebration to enjoy the new atmosphere and complimentary refreshments.
For more information call (970) 724-1270.