Janice Patterson Expressions Hair Studio & Tanning

Attention to detail apparent in all aspects of this business


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Walk into Expressions Hair Studio located at 211 West Main Street in Kasson and two things are immediately apparent. The first is the shop is very neat and clean and orderly. The second is the large selection of hair products available. Owner Janice Patterson works hard to maintain a shop with a welcoming appearance and makes her product selections a top priority.

Janice first worked in manufacturing and then in the development lab at IBM but always harbored a desire to “do hair”. Feeling the uncertainty of the job market with her current position she took the plunge and she and a niece began attending night classes in Rochester for cosmetology training. The night program required more time to complete and Janice decided to attend the vo-tech in Austin allowing her to finish sooner. Upon graduation she began job hunting in the Kasson area and felt fortunate to be hired by Mandy Cummings, the then owner of Expressions. She later worked in Rochester before coming back to Kasson. In May of 2007 Janice felt even more fortunate taking over ownership of the business from Mandy. “I knew I wanted to continue to do hair and this was a good opportunity to expand on that”, says Janice with a confident smile.

Expressions Hair Studio is a full service salon for men, women and children offering cuts, perms, color, high and low lights, razor cuts, roller sets and so on. The salon has a specific set of rollers for each their weekly roller set clients. The salon also has one stand up tanning booth (10 minutes) and two laydown beds (12 minutes). Janice frequently runs tanning specials; be sure to check out what deals she offers. They offer manicures and feature the new shellac products for nails. They do facial waxing and have the latest trend- new feather hair extensions, with many selections available. Expressions can meet your hair care needs and more.

The product selection is wide at Expressions and Janice wants people to know her prices are at least 10% or more off the retail price. She watches for deals and passes the savings on to her customers. Currently the shop carries Matrix, Kenra, Tigi, (Bedhead, Catwalk and Rockaholic products), MOROCCANOIL, Big Sexy, Enjoy, Brocato, Men's American Crew, Nioxin, and some Paul Mitchell. At this time Graham Webb and Back to Basics are phasing out, but she still has some of these products. She is also offering a special on RUSK flat irons and blow dryers at $20 off retail only while supplies last. They are salon quality and come with a two year warranty. It is obvious this part of the business is important to Janice and she does her best to carry the products her customers request.

Currently Janice is working with one stylist, Kim Simon and two booth renters, Laura Paulson and Darby (Head) Euler. The salon has six stations and Janice would like to see them all filled. “I would like to see the salon grow and we have the room to do it,” Janice states with a hopeful glance across the shop.

Janice is glad she made the decision to become a stylist and to become a business owner. It gives her the opportunity to so do something she enjoys in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The studio received a 100% on a state inspection and it is no surprise with Janice’s attention to detail. This carries through to her desire to offer customers the best.

Studio hours are Monday 9-5, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-4. If attention to detail, a large product line and a welcoming, organized atmosphere appeal to you, Expressions should be your hair care choice. Stop by or call 634-4004 to make an appointment and experience that attention to detail and customer satisfaction first hand. Janice and her staff will be ready to help you- 100% and more if necessary. It’s all in the details.

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