On Friday, September 13, as luck would have it, it down-poured. But the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the folks gathered to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Lucy Rose Salon. Owners Robin and Derek Lennon welcomed mayor Stephen Maher, Waxhaw Business Association President Marcus Watson, WBA member Jimmy Grappone of Costello Real Estate and Investments, and Lisa Hoffman, Town Events Manager, along with staff, clients, family, and friends to an intimate gathering filled with love and laughter.
Robin, an independent hairdresser, and Derek, a retired firefighter, moved to Waxhaw from Orlando, along with Derek’s parents Burt and Patty Ashton, after years of visiting Derek’s sister’s family who reside here in town. The couple fell in love with Waxhaw and wanted to be active members of the community. They purchased the salon from former owner Sarah Williams, who had the business custom-built for her by her husband. Known then as Sarah’s Beauty Shop, Ms. Williams made it into a well-known icon within the town for over 50 years, a tradition that Mr. and Mrs. Lennon plan to carry into the future. For Robin, one of the highlights of owning the salon has been the outpouring of love and support from the community, as well as the wonderful stories shared by past customers of Sarah and their children or even grandchildren.
Renewing the salon was a labor of love and as well as a family project. The salon was renovated and equipment updated by Robin’s husband Derek and her father in law Burt Ashton. Mr. Ashton, who also has a strong background in agriculture, helped update the landscaping as well. The salon is now named after Robin and Derek’s niece, Lucy Rose.
Lucy Rose Salon is warm and welcoming with soft colors and chic decor with Southern flair. Small chandeliers accent the interior casting a warm, bright glow to the cozy open floor plan. The salon staff of mostly life-long Waxhaw residents are incredibly friendly and are keeping busy helping the women of Waxhaw look and feel their best. The atmosphere is perfect for long conversations and a cup of fresh coffee over setting curlers or painting nails in that perfect fall shade of red. Robin, who herself has 25 years of experience as an independent hairdresser, feels like each customer is a gift. Every hour and a half she gets to sit with her clients to create and enhance each women’s natural beauty, a gift that shines from the inside out. The staff engages with each other as best friends would and the salon feels like a big southern family, with stories and laughter.
Beauty services at Lucy Rose Salon cater to their customers, using a wide range of salon products that reflect the diverse backgrounds of the ever-growing town. They offer the latest in color and cut, including balayage, hair painting, highlights, and perms. They also offer nail and beauty services as well. Robin and Derek endeavor to support local businesses and will offer pop-up events every two months that feature small businesses owned by Waxhaw residents. At their ribbon-cutting ceremony and pop-up event, the following businesses were featured: Pure CBD, Coram DEO Medical, She’s Hot to Trotta, ISAGENIX, Burney’s Bakery, and A Taste of Heaven Bakery.
Lucy Rose Salon is located in the heart of Waxhaw at 109 Ethel Street. For appointments or more information, please feel free to visit them on FaceBook at Lucy Rose Salon or contact them via telephone at 704-243-0065.