Crystal Carter found her calling when she opened the Beauty Bar Salon and Spa in November 2009 when she was just 23 years old. Today, the Wilmington-based full-service salon blossomed into a booming business that offers all hair services as well as manicures and pedicures, Swedish and deep tissue massages, body waxing and custom spray tans.
Beauty Bar Salon and Spa just celebrated its fifth anniversary and continues to expand to accommodate for the growth its experiencing. Carter says that in 2013 she expanded the salon and added a massage and facial room in addition to a room dedicated to body waxing.
Carter says prices for a cut and color starts at $55. It can vary depending on what you’re having done to your hair and how much has to be colored. “We offer two different types of massages ranging from $30 to $60,” she adds.
At Beauty Bar Salon and Spa, there are five hair stylists and one massage therapist. “We are a small, trendy salon that is always keeping up with new cut and color techniques and nail designs,” says Carter. “We are constantly educating ourselves by attending shows all over the U.S.”
Carter adds that she and her team just returned from the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas and the American Beauty Show in Chicago so they could learn what’s hot in the salon and spa industry and bring those styles back to their customers in Cincinnati.
With wedding season just around the corner, brides may want to head to Beauty Bar Salon and Spa for treatments on their special day. Carter says the salon and spa accommodates wedding parties and can do airbrush makeup and bridal updos to help brides look and feel their best on their special day.
Beauty Bar Salon and Spa is located at 53 East Locust Street in Wilmington. They are open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 937-366-6805.