Originally Published: November 24, 2009 9:56 p.m.
It was a style that really didn't work for Sam Irwin and Lori Sherwood.
Irwin and Sherwood are veteran hairstylists who got tired of working at other salons where both said they often took on the responsibilities of owners who were absent.
So in October, Sherwood and Irwin took their 33 years of combined hairstylist experience and opened Duet Hair Studio at 1000 Ainsworth Dr., Suite A, where they specialize in hair coloring, haircuts, makeovers, bridal hairstyles and makeup.
"We wanted to create an environment that we were happy in and that's comfortable and friendly for our clients," Sherwood said.
Irwin said she and Sherwood began working together 10 years ago and their prices for a haircut and style begin at $35, with root coloring starting at $45 and partial highlights running about $75.
"We're very affordable for the education and information (customers) get from us," she said. "We just want to service our clients and keep building our clients."
Instead of having to deal with numerous interruptions like picking up another stylist's phone call or signing off on an appliance repairman's work order, Irwin said she and Sherwood chose to create a more intimate setting.
"We just got smart. We're doing it with our name on the door and we're starting out small," she said.
Sherwood the partnership allows them to give more personal attention to their clients in a quaint setting without the drama at some salons.
"We're on the same page as far as what we want it to be like," she said.
Irwin and Sherwood's studio is open by appointment Mondays through Saturdays.
For information, call Sherwood at 899-0449 or Irwin at 848-4632.