Originally Published: April 29, 2008 9:33 p.m.
PRESCOTT - Jenny Bacon is trying to use her new salon to make a difference in the community.
Bacon opened Nyla D' Salon and Boutique at 144 N. Montezuma St. in October 2007.
Besides styling hair, Bacon is using her shop to help people.
"We didn't want to be just another salon on the corner that does hair," she said.
During her grand opening, Bacon conducted a silent auction and got people to donate nearly $4,000 to help a client's granddaughter who is battling leukemia.
"That was one of my proudest moments of being a business owner," she said.
Five hairstylists work inside her shop and Bacon said a skin care specialist is arriving in the next few weeks.
Bacon began her career as a licensed stylist nearly a decade ago.
She was renting space in the back of a local boutique when she began thinking about opening her own business in early 2006.
"I like to do things my own way," Bacon said. "Once you've been your own boss, it's hard to go back."
Bacon also was creative about the name of her salon. She said girlfriend Cina McConaughy flipped the letters in Bacon's daughter's name for the salon.
Mconaughy changed Dylan into Nyla and Bacon put the 'D' at the end of it.
"I wanted it to be personal," Bacon said. "When you own a business, you are sinking your heart and soul into it."
The salon is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, call 445-8430 or visit www.nyladsalon.com.
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