Northern Lights Salon opens on Tower’s Main Street

Jodi Summit

TOWER- They might be youthful, but these two women of all ages are bringing around a dozen several years of knowledge to their new salon now open up on Principal Road. Right after functioning facet-by-side at a salon in Virginia, 20-somethings Nina Wycoff and Katie Erickson have opened up their own business in Tower.
Nina (Helgerson) Wycoff is no stranger to Tower. Her mom, Bonnie (Theel) Overton, ran the La Bella Vita Salon in Tower for six many years just before getting to close it thanks to some ongoing wellbeing challenges. That salon spot is now operated by Leanne Barsness.
“Nina was not all set to take it over when I experienced to shut,” claimed Bonnie, who was basically beaming with delight as her daughter sat her down in the salon chair for a shade touch-up.
“I grew up in this company,” explained Wycoff, who also labored at The Tower Café when in high faculty. “The initial haircut I ever gave was to Gary the barber.”
Katie Erickson stated she was drawn to a job the place she could not be changed by technologies.
“Plus,” she said. “I figured you could obtain a task wherever.”
Erickson was that go-to good friend in high school, the a single who would do your hair and makeup for prom, or just show up early with a curling iron to do a friend’s hair right before lessons commenced.
The two are holding the small business family members-similar on their initial day.
“My dad is my 1st appointment on Tuesday,” said Erickson, and Wycoff will be executing her mom Bonnie’s hair for her initially appointment. While they are both equally booked reliable for their first week, a lot of appointments are offered in the upcoming handful of weeks.
The two satisfied while functioning at the Laurentian Divide Salon and realized how properly they worked with each other when getting on wedding day get together work opportunities.
“They are truly higher pressure,” claimed Erickson, “and we did so well together.”
“I am so very pleased of both equally of these women,” stated Bonnie. “They are a fantastic team.”
Wycoff, who has two young little ones, was prepared to start off creating her very own company, but it was anything she was reluctant to do on her very own. She and her new lover figured they had the competencies and recently designed expertise to open their have salon and develop their own clientele.
The salon is located in the former South Shore Creamery constructing, which was renovated and opened for company two yrs back by Tim and Brittany Bastron. But the complications in managing a seasonal business although dwelling out of city, along with an pretty much doubling in the wholesale price tag of ice product, had them hunting to rent out their retail room.
This came appropriate at the time Wycoff and Erickson were selecting the place to identify their new salon. They experienced previously resolved not to track down in close proximity to their former employer in Virginia, and Wycoff said Tower was large on their list of possible locations. The two were being also psyched to see other new businesses opening up in Tower, so they resolved to land right here.
With tons of help from Katie’s father Bruce, a retired carpenter, and Nina’s husband Jack, who also has plenty of construction practical experience, the pair has turned the former ice cream parlor into a peaceful seeking two-chair salon, with a non-public cure place readily available for facials, waxing, and before long massage, which will be accessible by appointment.
They equally have a eager need to make their salon specialist and welcoming. They mentioned they go that excess-mile with their clients, listening to their requires, generating absolutely sure they genuinely realize what hairstyle they are searching for, and retaining them calm.
“When a single of my clientele falls asleep all through a facial,” mentioned Erickson, “I know I have been accomplishing a great job.” Erickson reported facials include a hand and foot therapeutic massage. They both of those insert in a scalp massage prior to a haircut.
The salon is not giving manicures and pedicures, due to the fact Harbor Check out Spa in Tower is now supplying these providers.
Though there are by now two current salons in Tower, they equally explained there are however a lot of shoppers close to for all a few to stay thriving.
The salon also is marketing hair care products and solutions from Milkshake and Oya.
Providers include things like cuts and styles for both of those males and females, shade, facials (numerous forms including peels, masks, and cleansing), and waxing.
Northern Lights Salon & Co. is positioned at 409 Main St., Tower. Hrs are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday by means of Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, and by appointment on Saturday. The two are also using appointments for marriage ceremony functions and other distinctive functions. For appointments or extra info, connect with 218-244-0302 or visit to e-book online. Stick to them on Instagram (@northernlightssalonco) and Fb for even more updates.