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Weak Economy Pushes Hair Salon Out of Silver Spring

Salon Owner says returning customers respond well to move.

For the past four years, éneR Salon was the place where woman looking to try a new cut, color or just guidance on the latest styles could turn to. Recently, the Salon Owner Renee Workman said she had to move her company out of Silver Spring because of the combination of a faltering economy and a costly lease.

In this economy, most people are looking for a bargain and want to barter and that’s difficult when you have a quality service to sell, Workman said.

Her salon sat between Sashelvis Dominican Hair Salon and Spa and . They both offer lower prices for various services which also made it difficult for Workman to retain clients. 

Workman decided to close her doors in October and move her salon to 7323 Georgia Ave. in Washington D.C. near the former Walter Reed Hospital location.

In order to finalize the move, Workman teamed up with Lok Tiwari, the General Manger of a neighboring business that sells Indian cuisine. Workman signed the leasing agreement with Katz & Company Property Management over to Tiwari so he could expand his restaurant.

Workman said the move has been great for her new salon. She is able to offer more of a spa-like enviroment to her customers and the space is more affordable.

“It’s more serene. It’s just much better,” Workman said. She also said there is more convenient parking for customers at her new location.

Jerry A. McCoy November 08, 2011 at 03:06 PM
I'm pleased for Ghar-E-Kabab that business is good and that they can expand. Congratulations!
jag November 08, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Sounds like a win all around - Ghar-E-Kabab gets to expand, the salon owner is doing well in her new space, and Silver Spring now only has 999 hair places instead of a 1,000!


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