Emily Vondohre, 20 year beauty industry veteran, opened the doors at Em & Co Salon three years ago. With its a quaint space and staff that’s more like family then friends, Vondohre says she’s pretty much living the dream.
Vondohre’s passion for hair became apparent at a young age, so she attended Eastern Hills Academy of Hair Design as a young adult and hasn’t looked back since. “I think the first time I heard ‘you should do hair’ was from my high school sister’s friend,” Vondohre recalls. “I came home from my rather short stint at Northern Kentucky University to help them get ready for their first high school dance. It clicked after she said it.”
Vondohre’s hair motto is “just have fun with it.” The highest compliment her clients pay her is when they say “your hair never looks the same.” For Vondohre, this is the magic of hair styling. “Hair is the quickest thing a woman can change about herself,” she asks. “Why be stuck to one look?”
Em & Co’s stylist are independent contractors with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking to bring the best hair services to their clients, Vondohre explains. “My salon wouldn’t run without my staff – Jim, Mary, Hope, Melanie, and Brigitte,” she adds. “However, we all agree that our clients make this the place to go!”
Product and color line vary by stylist, but Vondohre’s go-to are Paul Mitchell and Rusk to create the looks her clients want. According to Vondohre, this summers’ hottest trend is beachy waves with lots of fun color. To compliment this look, Vondohre encourages clients to book a sunless tanning appointment with Brigitte, who specializes in this arena. “Sun exposure ages us and as we all know how horrible the side effects are,” Vondohre says. “Why not spend 15 minutes with Brigitte and look like you just went to the beach?”
Em & Co is located at 4500 Forest Avenue in Norwood and is open Monday through Saturday. You can book an appointment with Emily here. Women’s haircuts are $30 and include a shampoo and blow dry. Color starts at $55. You can find Em & Co’s reviews online.
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