Whether you’re looking to have your hair cut, blown-out, colored or highlighted, Festive Cuts Beauty Salon in Royal Palm Beach is there to help.
Under new ownership, Festive Cuts’ offerings are bigger and better than ever. Terry and Steve Wilson took over the salon on May 15 and have since done a complete makeover and remodel, while keeping stylists and adding additional ones.
“We’ve upgraded everything,” Steve said.
Terry was formerly a client at Festive Cuts, and now, they’re the owners.
Terry was having her hair done when she heard from the previous owner that he was looking to sell. She mentioned the idea to Steve.
“The more we looked into it, the more we realized that this would be a great investment opportunity,” Steve said. “We live a mile away. I’ve lived in Royal Palm Beach for 28 years.”
What’s unique about the couple is that this is their introduction to salon ownership.
“We’re real estate investors,” Steve said. “We do house flips. I retired about four years ago and was bored, and we started doing house flipping.”
The house flipping market has been changing, and not for the better, he explained, so they were looking for a new project.
Since they purchased Festive Cuts, they’ve redone the salon using a neutral color scheme of gray, black, silver and white, redoing the floors, painting, changing the style stations, chairs, shampoo bowls, tile work and even the bathroom.
Clients will also have the benefit of a new, high-end line of products called Artego.
“It’s a great product,” Steve said, noting that it makes hair shiny, and all of their clients have been happy with it. “It’s an Italian product mainly available in high-end salons.”
Steve was quick to note that although upgrades have been made to the salon, they are keeping the prices the same, even offering summer specials, such as $10 cuts for kids and $5 off a service for firefighters, police officers and county workers — including Village of Royal Palm Beach employees.
Steve is a retired fire-rescue worker and wants to continue specials for fellow first responders.
Additionally, if you are donating your hair, the cut is at no charge.
Some of the many services offered include styling, blow-outs, keratin treatments, braids, up-dos and, really, just about anything you can think of.
“We ask our clients to come in, sit with our stylists, let them evaluate your hair, and then discuss what your needs are, what you want, and get a recommendation on what your stylist thinks would be best for your hair,” Steve said.
Everyone has a different skin tone, face shape and hair type, so the salon’s professional stylists work with you to make your new look as flattering as possible, Terry said.
“We’re not going to give you something that’s not right for you,” she explained.
Terry, who has tried many salons in the past, emphasized that Festive Cuts is a judgment-free zone. “We’re not here to judge anybody,” she said. “Everyone’s beautiful in their own way… We want to make you feel good when you walk out of here. We want you to look in the mirror and feel like, ‘Wow!’ You don’t have to be a beauty queen to come in here.”
The stylists at Festive Cuts are able to do difficult processes, such as reversing the damage of harsh well water on hair. Before and after photos are being posted and shared on social media and the salon’s web site so potential clients can see just what the stylists can do. They are able to expertly style men’s, women’s and children’s hair.
To make things easy for existing salon clients, in addition to keeping all scheduled appointments, the new owners have kept the same phone number. A new web site is in the works, but they can be found through e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (561) 204-9229 or finding them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/festivecutsbeautysalon.
The Wilsons are also looking forward to getting involved in the community. They have taken the salon on location for wedding events, and are working with local schools for prom, homecoming and other special events to help prepare students for photos.
“There isn’t anything we won’t get involved in,” Terry said. “We want to show the community support.”
Festive Cuts is located at 1120 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., near Jon Smith Subs in the Crossroads Plaza at the corner of Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards. The salon is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.
ABOVE: Steve and Terry Wilson recently took over Festive Cuts Salon.