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Salon’s name and look changing; expert service continues

Regina Paul Salons in downtown Oxford is getting a new look and a new name, but what won’t change is the expert staff and its unwavering commitment to pampering every single customer that walks through the door. The 51 S. Washington St. salon has been undergoing a complete makeover of its own. Customers will notice new flooring, a new front desk, new styling stations, and a vi- brant new color scheme that just pops when you see it.

“Pretty much everything in the salon is brand new,” explained Kim Gibson. She co-owns the salon with her husband, Scott. They grew up next to each other and are childhood sweethearts as well as Lake Orion High School graduates.

“The salon is 16 years old and we bought it in June 2013,” Gibson continued. “We wanted to do an update and give it a new flare. Really make it our own.” With the new look comes a new name. Say good-bye to Regina Paul Salons and give a warm Oxford welcome to Charm & Company Salons.

Gibson didn’t just pull this name out of a hat. It holds a deep, personal meaning for her and her family.

Charm Hairstyling is the name of the sa- lon her family owned and operated in Southgate from the 1950s through 1980s. “I lost my mom a year ago, so I’m renam- ing it in honor of her,” Gibson said. “Her name

was Elaine Bera.”

Even though a lot of changes are taking place at the salon, Gibson promises it will continue to be a full-service establishment that does hair (styling, coloring, extensions, perms, etc.), facials, manicures, pedicures, massage, waxing and makeup applications. “Our staff is very ex- perienced,” she said. “We have a very high level of professionalism and we want all of our guests to be able to just relax and enjoy themselves.

One way to do that is with the Cleopatra service. In consists of a 90-minute session dur- ing which guests are taken to a private room where they lay down in a massage chair and re- ceive a custom-blend

facial, manicure and pedicure from not one, but two salon professionals. “We provide lunch with that as well,” Gibson said. “The idea is to feel treated like a king or queen.”

The Cleopatra service costs $150 and is well worth it.

In addition to all the changes at the salon, Gibson and her husband are in the process

“It’s about finding out what’s going on in their lives and coming alongside them as they face different challenges, issues and personal crises,” Gibson said. “We’re currently work- ing with six Oxford High School students that are giving us their view on what they’re see- ing in the school. Then, we’ll start working with Lake Orion students who want to come on board. We’re trying not to develop it too

of establishing a nonprofit organization called Embrace.

Embrace exists to create healthy environ- ments to mentor youth through love and ac- ceptance as students are given hope and free- dom in Christ.

Let the professionals at Regina Paul Salons (soon to be Charm & Company Salons) help you look marvelous.

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fast right now.” To learn more about Embrace, please visit

A grand opening for Charm & Company Salons is scheduled for Sunday, May 15 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. “That’s when we’re officially changing the name of the salon,” Gibson said. “We just wanted to get the word out there now.” The grand opening will include activities at the salon and in downtown’s Centennial Park. There will be a ‘battle of the bands’ in the park and this will serve as a fund-raiser for Embrace. There will be a 50/50 split of the money do- nated by audience members between the win- ning band and Embrace. A silent auction and art projects will also be part of this event. Regina Paul Salons (soon to be Charm & Company Salons) is open Monday 3-9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The salon is closed on Sundays.

Regina Paul Salons has a second location

inside Independence Village of Waterstone (701 W. Market St.), a luxury retirement com- munity. It’s open Tuesday through Friday and all seniors – not just Independence Vil- lage residents – are welcome. To learn more about this quality down- town salon, visit or call (248) 969-9044. For the Independence Village location, please call (248) 236-9017.

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