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The vintage-styled Lace Salon opens its doors in Old Sacramento with services of styling, color and treatments, and haircuts. Lace Salon will host its grand opening April 14.
Lace Salon got its name based on Lace Salon Owner Violet Vargas' enjoyment of vintage and Victorian styles, which evolved after being raised by her grandmother, and from a tattoo she has of a piece of lace. Her boyfriend, Joe Arizmendez, liked the tattoo so much that he suggested she name her salon Lace.
"My boyfriend has always urged me to open a salon. I was really chicken about it, but he gave me the money to do it, so there were no more excuses. I love having the salon. Every day I walk in and you know you can build the environment you want to live in," Vargas said.
With a big family of her own, Old Sacramento's family-oriented atmosphere was a deciding factor when choosing a location for her salon, Vargas said.
She chose the location, which sits directly across the street from the California State Railroad museum and a small park, because the landmarks make the salon easy to find, and they allow for good visibility to the thousands of tourists each year, along with beautiful green scenery outside the salon's many windows.
"Clients love the scenery. There's a park out the windows where you can watch families play out on the grass. I think (Old Sacramento) is perfect because it's family-oriented," Stylist Lina Martinez said.
Lace Salon specializes in bridal hairdressing. Bridal trials give the bride-to-be several opportunities to find the desired hairstyle for the wedding day and begins at $80. The bridal style starts at $100 and is the styling of one hair style on the wedding day.
"The whole reason I went to beauty school was because I like doing special occasion styling. I don't work on the weekends in order to keep myself available for bridal jobs," Vargas said.
Haircuts, color and treatments, along with non-event styling are available options at the salon. Haircuts begin at $50 for women and $35 for men and children. Lace Salon also offers color and treatments including a Keratin treatment, and more. The range for these treatments is from $35 to $200. Hair styling includes event styling, updo, and extensions. These services range from $35 and up.
Between April 14 and April 30, $5 of every haircut will be donated to the nonprofit Meals on Wheels foundation for the elderly. Since the foundation lost some of its funding a few years ago, Vargas wants to help it remain operational through donations because her grandmother works with seniors.
The grand opening festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and will take place within the elegant vintage salon with its high ceilings, furniture and art keeping pace with Old Sacramento's theme.
Guests can expect to see fantasy hair models, people with wild and crazy hairdos to promote the opening, during the event. They will be both walking around Old Sacramento handing out fliers with their traffic-stopping hairstyles and visiting with guests in the salon, Vargas said.
Cookies, cheeses and breads will be available with a white wine to wash them down. The white wine is not a grand opening specialty, as guests can expect the offering of white wine, along with other beverages such as tea, when coming in to get their hair done.
Three artists will be showcasing their work for sale around the vintage -Victorian - styled salon: photography by June Vargas, varied styles of paintings, such as abstract, by Crystal Wade and hand-made jewelry by Nikkit.
Lace Salon is located at 116 I St., Suite B and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For more information on Lace Salon, visit its website by clicking here.