After many years providing salon services under the leadership of Barbara Abbott, Ye Crimpers Shoppe, 191 Jefferson St., now is under new ownership and management.
Gina Ranier now manages the salon and said the change is a "whole new thing for everybody," but the transition has been a successful and positive process.
Ranier said the change in ownership occurred when Abbott, who had been a hairdresser for 50 years, was ready to retire. She said Abbott still works at Ye Crimpers, to continue her involvement in the salon without the pressure of management.
Customers can expect some changes in the salon under the new ownership, and Ranier said the reaction to those changes has been positive.
In addition to aesthetic updates inside the store, Ranier said new services and products now are to be available. The salon now offers Chi color, an ammonia-free color that is better for hair and doesn't have a strong odor, and Ye Crimpers has hired a licensed massage therapist, Kerri Bedio, to provide massage services by appointment.
"She does an awesome job," Ranier said.
She also said a Ye Crimpers webpage and Facebook page are in the planning stages, and some of the salon's hairdressers will be running specials as the transition continues. Ranier said customers should not expect any changes in the salon that would affect their appointments or the services they count on from Ye Crimpers.
Ye Crimpers Shoppe is open by appointment, and provides comprehensive beauty services, including haircuts and styles, updos, perms, color and highlight services, waxing and massage treatments. Manicures and pedicures also are available, and Ranier said the salon now uses fiberglass artificial
nails, which are stronger, and shellac nail polish.
The salon can be reached at (419) 447-8372 for more information or to schedule an appointment.