JOHN DAY — It’s a longtime dream come true for Tasha Marciel.
Marciel, who is a stylist, nail tech and esthetician, is the owner of Cutting Edge Salon, at 150 S.E. Dayton St., which opened April 6 in John Day. Joining her in the business is stylist Matraca Rose, who graduated in early April from Eastern Oregon College of Industries and Arts, College of Cosmetology, in John Day.
The salon offers all hair, nails and waxing services.
A grand opening will be held from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The free event will give families the opportunity to check out the salon and talk to the stylists about services that are offered. Vendors will be on hand from Younique, Tuvous and doTERRA, and there will be free consultations, snacks and giveaways.
Marciel has been licensed since 2010 and is a graduate of the College of Cosmetology in Klamath Falls. She worked as an administrator there before moving back to John Day, where she was born and raised.
She said she always knew John Day was home and wanted to raise her children here.
Rose, also born and raised in John Day, said she always wanted to be a stylist. She said she was the first student to enroll at EOCIA when it opened.
Marciel said, “I am so glad to have Matraca in the salon with me. Together we will continue to make each client welcome and happy.”
She added they’ve been impressed with the response and number of clients since they opened just a few weeks ago.
Marciel said owning her own salon has been a dream of hers since she was young.
The shop also is home to another business Marciel runs, EOHV — Eastern Oregon Hydrographics and Vinyl — which offers personalized vinyl decals, T-shirts, banners and magnets.
Marciel said a friend introduced her to the business back in Klamath Falls, and she fell in love with it. Not wanting to compete with her friend, she said she held back on starting her own business, but never forgot about it.
Finally, upon moving back to John Day, she decided it was time, and EOHV was launched in December 2014.
“It started as a hobby that quickly grew,” Marciel said. “I’m surprised at how well we have done.”
Cutting Edge Salon is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and Saturdays by appointment. Call 541-575-0440 for more information.
EOHV is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Call 541-932-4838.
Both businesses are on Facebook.