Pleasure Island Salon

Published 8:15 am Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Name of person featured: Jana Pecherek

Name of Business: Pleasure Island Salon

Street address: 1200 A Armory Drive in same building with Overtime Sports

Grill & State Farm

Phone number: 569.0303

Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday.

Nature of business: Full-service salon

Owner/manager: Patty Rhodes

Year founded: 2007

Number of employees: Three

How’s business? It is only my third week, but I want everyone to know I’m here. I’m available and ready to listen to your needs. I am a previous salon owner with 24-plus years of experience with hair and nails.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are not a tanning

salon. We offer hair, nails, waxing and tanning.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Nail services “by

hand.” No drills. I do gels, acrylics, pink and whites, nail art, manicures

and pedicures. I am a professional with 24-plus years of experience. The

salon offers extended evening and weekend hours.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Gather as much training/knowledge in your field as possible.Nothing beats ”hands-on.” This type of experience enables you to offer your customer a “top notch” product and “unbeatable” customer service.

Your first job: Cashier at Roses

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Maye Bond – my “adopted” mother. She gave me my first job as a hairdresser and taught me everything I know and then some.

The key to a successful business is: “Listening” to your customers’ needs.