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BALLSTON SPA — Authentic Salon opened their doors Wednesday of this week, bringing high quality hair service in a wholesome atmosphere.
Kayla Murphy, owner of Authentic Salon, was inspired to open the new business through her work as a National Color Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems. Murphy has travelled around the country as a national educator and has worked in many different salons. By visiting and working in the salons across the country, Murphy had the opportunity to see both successful and unsuccessful work in the salon industry for other stylists in many different demographics.
“Working in so many salons in the Capital District, I have gotten to learn what works best for our demographic. And working with Paul Mitchell, I have had the opportunity to receive amazing quality training with the best in our industry globally,” Murphy said. “Once the Covid-19 crisis hit, my ideas and plans were solidified even more through the need for transparency in sanitation for my salon guests and coworkers. Also being pregnant and having asthma put me at a higher risk for contracting the virus so I knew I had to do something.”
The salon, located at 1 Lake Hill Road, Ballston Lake, will offer women's, men's and children's haircuts as well as blowouts, specialty color, keratin smoothing, event styling and airbrush makeup.
“Authentic Salon is unique in the way that we provide the highest quality hair services in a down-to-earth, community friendly, wholesome atmosphere. I think so many times in situations where you receive excellence in standards, you trade off a lot of the wholesome qualities the community appreciates and values,” Murphy said.
Since Authentic Salon is a new business, the doors will open in accordance to restrictions and guidelines set in place for the community. Following the mandated guidelines for New York salons, Authentic Salon will test for COVID bi-weekly, wear masks and face shields, provide a clean cape for services and limit the number of guests in the salon at one time.
“In addition to the mandated guidelines, we are taking extra steps of precautions such as having our guests sign waivers when they arrive, wearing disposable gloves for the duration of the appointments, running air sanitizers throughout the salon, using neck strips and wearing a clean apron for every client. If a guest arrives without a mask, hand sanitizer, gloves and a new mask will be provided for them,” Murphy said.
“I am most looking forward to creating the place I always knew I needed to work in to be as successful and prosperous as possible. And creating a safe work environment for my salon guests whom I have known for so many years, to come visit me and receive the services I love to provide for them,” Murphy said.