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Many … many years ago now, I met Melissa at HQ Salon and Spa, and through the years we have been small business friends and have such a great mutual respect for each other’s business. I was honored to photograph her daughter’s senior pictures a couple Summers ago…along with photographing her salon and working together on other collaborations such as model shoots!  She is someone I have watched and admired through these last few years as her business title and responsibilities have changed and she has handled it so well. Also, it is so evident how loved and respected she is by her staff at the Salon. They only have wonderful things to say about Melissa….and I am not surprised at all by that….she is a pretty special lady! Because of that I wanted to share her business with you all and let you all get to know another amazing girl boss here in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Here we go!! 🙂

 

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We have a question/answer format below….enjoy learning more about Melissa and HQ Salon and Spa!

 

HQ Salon and Spa - Kalamazoo Small Business Feature - Gregersen Photography

  • So….who is HQ Salon and Spa?
    At HQ we are a full service salon and spa. Each guest that walks in the door has the opportunity to be taken care of from head to toe. We pride ourselves in customer service and making people feel welcome and comfortable; which is what we do best!
  • I hate being called Missy and I love an ice cold coca cola.

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  • HQ has been open from 1975 and has expanded the building twice. Making people feel and look amazing has always been a passion of mine. I have been in the business for 26 years.

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  • I am excited that I’m the sole owner of HQ Salon and Spa, and can’t wait to see how we grow!
  • I am constantly working; I find inspiration from restaurants, shopping, and salon world literature. Customer service is high on my list of priorities, and I am constantly researching that.

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  • Stay organized and welcome help!
  • I’m extremely crafty.
  • Watching everyone grow and achieve their goals!
  • I try to put myself in their shoes, imagining a day in the life of them. Getting on their level and just being able to listen helps them feel very comfortable!

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  • Retired on a beach
  • Wedding Planning
  • A hug!

 

Thank you Melissa for allowing us to feature you on our blog today. Keep being who you are and doing what you do so well!! Hugs to you friend!!