Judy Olson hard at work!
Judy Olson is back. So is Blazing Shears. In the Mountain Blvd. location it had ceded to the Catwalk Salon in 2008.
Olson sold the business, Blazing Shears, to Lindsi Thompson Yates in 2008. Thompson Yates then changed the name of the salon and operated it for three years.
However, when Thompson Yates told Olson she wished to downsize this summer and change locations (she now works out of the Century 21 building), Olson let her out of her lease and stepped back into the fold. While she was at it, Olson changed the name of the salon back, the interior colors back … it’s as if she’s never left.
Salon veterans Paula Baviera and Karen O’Kelly have indeed never left.
Olson initially sold the business after her son Eric had left for college. She didn’t mind offloading the responsibility of running a shop and was happy to just work at one – Profiles Salon (upstairs in the Cast-Off building). Though she enjoyed her time with Kathy and Penny at Profiles, Olson says, “I saw it [resurrecting Blazing Shears] as a second chance and an opportunity to do it again.”
After a mini-facelift (painting courtesy of Sue Jamison), Blazing Shears reopened July 1.
Judy Olson does haircuts for men, women and children and specializes in haircoloring. She started at Blazing Shears in 1990.
Paula Baviera also does cuts for men, women and children and specializes in haircoloring and eyebrows.
Karen O’Kelly does cuts for all, and specializes in women’s hair coloring and also offers manicures and pedicures.
Manicurist Melissa Solovy has also returned. Melissa grew up in Mammoth and has been doing nails for 11 years. “It’s good to be home,” she says.
The newest addition is the recently married Sarah (Butner) Wood. A 2004 MHS grad, Sarah has been working as a hairstylist for the past six years in Orange County. She specializes in all aspects of hair color, cuts and updo styles.
Note: If you wish to make an apppointment, Blazing Shears has its old number (760.934.2461) however, until the new phone book comes out in November, that number is listed under the Catwalk Salon.
If you do make that appointment, be advised that men’s haircuts are just $15 and women’s haircuts just $25 for the entire month of October.
As Olson says, “This will help all our clients to get through the shoulder season.”
But as Lunch observes, this deal also makes it affordable to see your shoulders again.