PLOVER – After 18 years in the beauty industry, Jessica Batten achieved her goal with the opening of Halo Hair Design.
The lounge, located at 2589 Post Road in the former location of the Golden Image Tanning Studio, opened in April. The opening comes at a unique time as work has begun on a Wisconsin Department of Transportation project to rebuild Post Road between Drives Green and Springville. The $ 8.65 million project convert the undivided four-lane road to a divided four-lane road with new sidewalks, bike lanes and street lighting.
Batten said her business, however, was uniquely positioned to succeed despite construction, and the opportunity to open her own salon in a location close to her home was enough to move forward.
âI already have a built-in client list, and people are willing to come to where you are for a haircut,â Batten said. âWhen (the road construction) is finished, it will be really cool. “
Halo Hair Design offers haircuts for men, women and children. Coloring, waxing, perms, deep conditioning treatments, and wedding and prom styles are also available.
Batten is currently joined at the salon by fellow stylist, Becky Tripp, and hopes to fill the other three chairs available for hire soon.
âJessica and I have worked together before and I really like what we have here,â said Tripp, who has worked in the beauty industry for 12 years.
Batten uses both Kenra and Big Sexy Hair products, while Tripp uses It’s a 10 products. Wella and Matrix hair coloring products are used.
Halo Hair Design is open by appointment. For more information, please call Jessica at 715-340-9889 or Becky at 715-321-0775. You can also find the company on Facebook.