PLATTSBURGH — Still sassy, with some new twists.
Lee-Ann Wheeler is the new owner of Sassy Images Salon located at 2 Booth Drive just east of the Butcher Block restaurant. She closed the deal on June 19.
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Wheeler said that as she approached her 40th birthday, her husband, John Wheeler, asked her what she wanted to do in the future.
“I told him I always wanted to be a salon owner,” she said. “This is my passion.”
Business well known
After two years in the cosmetology program at CV-TEC, Wheeler graduated June 18. While at school, she was a recipient of the National Technical Honor Society award.
Wheeler said Sassy Images has been well known for 10 years. All of the stylists, including former owner Kelli Calongne, have stayed with the business.
“I want to thank her for building such a great business,” she said.
Some of those stylists have more than 20 years experience in the industry. All undergo continuing training and education to keep up with industry trends and meet the needs of their clients.
The stylists work well together and provide a vibrant social atmosphere.
“I’m very honored to be part of their well-established team,” Wheeler said. “They have been very receptive of me and where I want to take Sassy Images.”
There has even been one new hire, Stasi Caron, which brings the number of stylists to 13. Wheeler said she plans to add even more.
The salon has undergone renovation since Wheeler took over. The interior is spacious and bright, with windows along three sides of the room. Tile floors make clean-ups a breeze.
Two new styling stations have been added for a total of 12. There is also a separate manicure and pedicure room.
Matrix and Redken styling products are used in the salon and are also available for sale.