Agio Salon Offering Customers New, Unique Services
By MIRANDA ENZOR
RUSTIC COUNTRYSIDE: One of the main features of Agio Salon is the floor to ceiling murals painted by Daniel Gullick who was recently recognized by as one of Urban Tulsa’s “Hottest 100.??? With six months behind them, Agio Owner and Master Stylist Michelle Provenzano says she has enjoyed building a larger clientele and getting to know her staff.
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Tucked away in the Stone Wood Shopping Center in Broken Arrow is a little taste of the Mediterranean countryside in the form of Agio Salon. Now open for six months, Owner and Master Stylist Michelle Provenzano is looking forward to 2008.
“The first six months have been very good,” she says. “I’ve enjoyed being in Broken Arrow. We’ve been able to build our clientele through the establishment of the salon and through the ladies who work here as well as through my clients who followed me.”
Agio (pronounced Ah-gee-o), which means comfort in Italian, is located at 427 W. Stonewood Dr. The salon is a comfortable, relaxed environment set off by floor to ceiling murals reminiscent of the rustic Mediterranean country, done by Daniel Gullick. Agio is a full service salon offering everything from haircuts and highlights to manicures and pedicures, as well as a few recently added offerings.
“The newest service we’re offering are hair extensions and professional make up, which is nice for formal occasions or if you want to change your look,” says Provenzano. “And we’re getting ready to have a full-time manicurist who does some very different things on nails.”
Fiberglass and gel nails to be exact. Each is thinner than acrylic nails, looks more natural and are more durable, according to Provenzano.
Over the holidays, she says their new make-up artist Rebecca Mackin, was a huge draw for customers.
“Make-up for Christmas parties was really big,” Mackin says. “We’re anticipating prom season, so we want everyone to know we can do make-up for dances. We also do false eye lashes.”
“Becca is a pro,” smiles Provenzano. “She just walked in on us one day. She was cute and charming and personable, so we had to have her.”
Getting to know her employees has been one of the highlights of her first six months, Provenzano says. In addition to Mackin as a designer stylist, colorist and certified make-up artist, her staff also includes Master Stylist and Color Specialist Stephanie Brown, Designer Stylist and Creative Colorist Aubrey Essau and facial, waxing and skin care specialist Tara Stozier.
“Aubrey has been with me since day one and has started training as my assistant. Stephanie has been here since day one and has recently moved up to the master stylist level.”
One unique service some clients might not know about is online booking. By visiting www.agiosalon.com, a customer can book any type of appointment with the staff member of their choice. A staff member then calls to verify the appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
And what if someone decides they want their hair an inch shorter or their color adjusted?
“We guarantee everything that we do, so if at anytime a client needs some adjustments, they can call or come back in,” says Provenzano.
Salon hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information in Agio, visit www.agiosalon.com or call (918) 355-7335.