(From the Wise County Messenger,
The sign outside the shop on Washburn Street in Decatur may say Patti's Hair Parlor, but the minute you walk through the front door, you realize it is so much more.
October 30, 2008)
In addition to nine stylists who offer a wide range of specialties for all ages, Patti's is also a great place to get a manicure or pedicure, permanent cosmetics, electrolysis, or facial. You can order Avon products, relax and read the daily Update, get caught up on the latest happenings in the community and support a number of worthwhile causes. Owner Patti Gage jokes that she and her staff provide therapy at no charge.
Because everyone's life is hectic, whether those employed full-time, stay-at-home moms, students or retirees, the Patti's staff makes every effort to put each client at ease and provide them with a relaxing experience. Call it pampering, call it "me time," whatever you want, what Patti's provides is an experience not available anywhere else.
"Our customers come first," says Patti. "We try to work with each client and work around his or her schedule."
And if your schedule is so busy that you don't even have time to call and make an appointment, remember, Patti's welcomes walk-ins.
meet just about everyone's needs from head to toe. One of the best things about having a large staff is that if
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There are many things that make the Patti's experience unique. In addition to the outgoing, caring staff, Patti's offers a state of the art pedicure chair. The chair is heated and offers a massage, often putting customers to sleep while they enjoy their pedicure. At the end of the service, they often don't want to get up.
Another plus of having a pedicure or manicure at Patti's is the price range of services provided. You can go the quick and short route of a basic pedicure or manicure to the full, 45-minute, relaxing spa service with all the pampering.
Continuing education is important to Patti and her staff. That's why they are constantly learning new techniques and styles and they're not afraid to try out what they have learned.
Patti's offers packages for special occasions. Stylists are available to serve entire wedding parties, with all services. While the bride and her attendants and mothers of the bride get that special look for the wedding, Patti's will provide snacks and drinks, creating a festive atmosphere. The staff can go on-site for the pre-wedding "do" or host the wedding party at the shop.