Just off West Haggard Avenue is the Brushed Hair and Beauty Bar, which was voted “Best Hair Salon” by the Elon community. Upon entering the doors, guests are greeted by a sign that says “Hello Magnificent” and an elegant ambience.
The salon was opened less than a year ago by stylist and owner Ashley Waddell. According to Waddell, the opportunity to start her own business is one she has fantasized about since her first day in beauty school.
âI wanted to inspire others the same way I had been inspired over the years by those who styled my hair,â said Waddell.
Brushed provides a variety of services, with prices varying depending on the stylist. The salon specializes in coloring and offers Elon students 10% off coloring services. According to Waddell, the salon has strived to build and maintain its favorable reputation by keeping abreast of the latest styles, tools and techniques.
Waddell said she noticed the need for a beauty establishment that would provide the Elon community with the services they needed. Waddell persisted in her goals, securing an optimal location and creating the atmosphere she dreamed of. She plans to expand the franchise further and looks to the future of Brushed.
Freshman Gabby Conover was reluctant to trust a salon other than the one she frequented in her hometown of New Jersey. But after hard research, she decided to give Brushed a chance. Since then, she has only had a positive disposition towards the establishment.
âIt’s just a really great place,â Conover said. âEveryone is really nice and they do a great job. I always leave so happy with my hair and the service as a whole.