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New Building & Temporary Lodgings






Starting 10/6, I will be taking clients at Embellish Salon on Commerce in downtown Tacoma.


My business partner, Mary of Mynx Aesthetik and I bought a building!! The building is in the historic city of Ruston and we are excited to be part of the change happening in the community. We are merging our business under one roof and (hopefully) coming December 2020 we will be opening Left Coast Salon & Spa! I have dreamed of this moment for the last 20 years and have been actively working towards this goal for the last decade and I am just beside myself that we are actually here.


We still have a lot of construction to do and we are still waiting on permits to get started, but the fact that we have made it this far is exhilarating!


New Temporary Location


I have been making my temporary lodgings at Sola, but unfortunately my lease is up and the owners were unwilling to go month-to-month for the next few months so I was forced to seek a chair somewhere else while we complete the build out.


Thanks to a very generous Eleanor of Embellish Salon on Commerce in downtown Tacoma, I am able to rent a chair in a beautiful and friendly atmosphere during this phase of development.


What does that mean for my clients?


Booking:


Booking/ Use of Vagaro and contact information will all remain the same.


Parking:


Probably the only bad part about this location is being back in the downtown corridor and dealing with this pain in the rear. Along commerce there is back-in angle street parking and across the street is parallel parking.


Parking is $1/hour and 2 hour max before having to move. Parking can be paid at the meter with cash, card or via the new Flowbird App.


  • Please give yourself an extra 15 minutes to find a spot.

  • Pay for parking only after you have received a text from me that I am ready for you to come in so that you don’t end up wasting your minutes.

  • Consider catching an Uber or Lyft if you have an appt on a Thursday evening since the “going out” crowd starts to surface around that time.


Covid Protocol for an open space Salon:

Unlike the private rooms at Sola, Embellish has 3 chairs in the same room, but must adhere to social distancing and capacity standards.


  • Your car is still your waiting room, or take a walk around (weather permitting and keeping in mind the parking meter). I will text you when I am ready for you to enter, the doors here are not constantly locked, so please do not come in before you have heard from me.

  • Masks still required. (Duh, I know...I just have to say it.)

  • You will still be met with hand sanitizer or the option to go directly to the washrooms.

  • Still no guests allowed to accompany unless otherwise discussed in advance.

Schedule change:

  • Because of capacity requirement I may have to adjust my schedule to accommodate the existing stylist and their schedules, so please be on the lookout for messages regarding your appt and be sure to actually open up reminders and DOUBLE CHECK YOUR APPT TIME LISTED IN THE CONFIRMATION.

  • I will try and contact everyone directly with change confirmations.


Will all of the other independent stylists and clients be following all of the protocol perfectly? I don’t know and I don’t care, I still require these things of myself and my clients.


I think that just about covers the temporary fix. I want to say a big thanks to all of you that have supported my journey and not only do I give you my word to continue to provide you with the care that you come to know and expect from me and Left Coast Salon, but I also promise to elevate that even further with the creation of this new entity.


I cannot think of a better way to end 2020 than with this new beginning! I am so excited for all of the things and cannot wait to share it with you!


Take care my friends and stay safe out there!


XOXO,

Kristina


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