On Monday, January 12 Salon M, a new hair salon in Milford, opened at 150 Causey Avenue, across from the Milford Post Office. The salon is owned by Megan Cagle who has been working in hair salons in the area for over 18 years.
“When I got out of high school, I knew I didn’t want to go to college, but I needed a job,” Ms. Cagle said. “I started doing hair and found out that I had a talent for it. I have always wanted to own my own shop and the opportunity presented itself to open here, so I took the chance.”
Ms. Cagle said that one of her customers was the daughter of the owner of the building where her shop is now located. They arranged to meet at the building and Ms. Cagle said that as soon as she walked through the door she fell in love with it. “It had the rustic look I wanted,” Ms. Cagle said. “It took us almost 10 months to get it the way it is now, but I am very happy with the way it turned out.”
Representative Harvey Kenton, who was present at the ribbon cutting, said that he remembered when the building was a lumber company. “I grew up in this town and I still live here in Milford,” Representative Harvey Kenton said. “I can remember when this was LD Short Lumber Company and Grier Lumber Company was next door.” Representative Kenton welcomed Ms. Cagle and her staff to Milford.
Mayor Bryan Shupe said that he was very pleased to see another new business open in downtown Milford. “I have opened three businesses myself, so I know the ups and downs that come with operating your own business,” Mayor Shupe said. “We are elated to have you in downtown Milford. This adds to the many services that can be provided in the downtown area, and demonstrates the many ways our downtown can grow.”
Sara Kate Hammer, President of Downtown Milford, Inc., said that she was delighted that Ms. Cagle had chosen the downtown area to start her own business and that she hoped to see her there for many years to come.
Since all staff at the salon are self-employed, Ms. Cagle said that they do not have set hours. Each stylist works by appointment only. “One of the girls is going to be taking walk-ins starting soon,” Ms. Cagle explained. “Until she has her hours posted, customers may call Melissa at 242-6616.”
In addition to all types of hair services, including perms, color, cuts and styles, the salon will offer massage services through Serenity NOW! Massage Therapy on the second floor. Barbara Starkey will perform a variety of massage therapies including Swedish, therapeutic, and sinus relief massages. She will also offer therapeutic massage with stones and intensive deep tissue massage.