MARSHFIELD – Two friends are making a name for themselves with their neighboring businesses that offer an array of self-care services.
Jessica Nelson, owner of Beards & Shears, and Kira Breu, owner of Central Tranquility, opened their businesses together at 837 S. Central Ave. in Marshfield. They operate out of the same salon as established businesses Hairapy by Trish and Hair by Tonja.
Breu said she met Trish Volkey and Tonja McDonald as a client of theirs years ago when she was in cosmetology school. They kept in touch, and Breu eventually met Nelson through her friends. They convinced Breu to open Central Tranquility in the same salon where the trio already operated their own businesses.
Nelson opened Beards & Shears as the pandemic was raging in August 2020. While that was a particularly difficult year for businesses, Nelson said it gave her an opportunity to slow down, construct a business plan and execute it.
Nelson specializes in men’s hair, offering haircuts, waxes, perms, colors and beard trimmings, although she does not offer straight razor shaves. She now has several regular customers and has accrued rave reviews on Facebook.
“I was treated like family as a firsttime customer,” one reviewer said. “I’ll definitely be back! The service, price, atmosphere, and attention to detail were all fantastic and I feel human again!”
Breu opened Central Tranquility in May and has been working to grow her client base. Her spa offers manicures, pedicures, facials and full-body waxing. She offers nail designs of all kinds, including holiday themed, floral, patterned and more.
Facebook reviewers also loved their experience at the day spa.
One reviewer said: “My daughter and I had an amazing experience with Kira! Probably the best pedicure I have ever had! Great products, awesome company and an overall fantastic time! My gel nails still are perfect 3 weeks later!”
For more information about Beards & Shears and Central Tranquility, visit their Facebook pages.
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