June 6, 2000
By Katharhynn Heidelberg
Journal Staff Writer
After several years at the Underwood Plaza, A Cut Above Styling Salon has moved its shop and expanded its services into a day spa.
Now, not only can a great haircut or color be had, but also a full day of pampering, or one of several new services are now available to clients. A Cut Above now offers total body care, packages tailored to the individual, electrology, massage, and vital reflexology, not to mention old favorites like pedicures, manicures, acrylic and Fiberglas nails, and hair styling.
Owner Deanna Hinton said that she "wanted to be able to offer full service" to all of A Cut Aboveís clients. This expansion necessitated the move from the salonís former location to 323 W. Montezuma, a former home that Hinton refurbished and redecorated to accommodate her business.
Hinton has teamed up with several professionals in the Cortez area to form her day spa. Stylist Margaret Vigil, who has been with A Cut Above for three years, has 18 years experience. Brenda Knapp and Karen Bilsing bring a combination of 48 years experience in hairdressing ó 18 years for Knapp, and 30 for Bilsing.
Additionally, Sharon Hackett, a certified electrologist with nine years of experience also works at the salon. Hackett specializes in the Blend method and offers thermolysis modality. She is joined at A Cut Above by massage therapist Betty Ann Kolner, whose skills are in turn complemented by those of Connie Day. Day, owner of Conís Sole Vital Reflexology, offers that service with therapeutic essential oils.
A Cut Above also features the services of Sherry Awdish, massage therapist who offers steam therapy, facials, foot and hand treatments, waxing and body treatments in addition to massage.
A Cut Above is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (evenings by appointment), Tuesday through Saturday. The salon and day spa can be reached at 565-1186.