Just off West Haggard Avenue is Brushed Hair and Beauty Bar, which was voted “Best Hair Salon” by the Elon community. Walking through the doors, clients are greeted by a sign that says “Hello Gorgeous” and a stylish ambiance.
The salon was opened less than a year ago by stylist and owner Ashley Waddell. According to Waddell, the opportunity to launch her own business is one she has fantasized about since her first day in beauty school.
“I wanted to inspire others the same way I had been inspired over the years by the ones doing my hair,” Waddell said.
Brushed provides a variety of services, with prices varying depending on the stylist. The salon specializes in color and offers Elon students 10% off of color services. According to Waddell, the salon has been working to build and maintain its favorable reputation by staying up to date with the latest styles, tools, and techniques.
Waddell said she noticed the need for a beauty establishment that would provide the Elon community with the services it required. Waddell was persistent in her goals, securing an optimal location and creating the atmosphere she dreamed of. She anticipates expanding the franchise further and looks toward the future of Brushed.
Freshman Gabby Conover was reluctant to trust a salon other than that she frequented in her hometown in New Jersey. But after strenuous research she decided to give Brushed a shot. Since then, she has had nothing but a positive disposition toward the establishment.
“It’s just a really awesome place,” Conover said. “Everyone’s really nice and they do such a great job. I always leave so happy with my hair and the overall service.”