weather icon Partly Cloudy

Salon celebrates one-year anniversary in Pahrump

The Shear Image Salon celebrated its one-year anniversary in mid-August, offering food, drinks, prizes and specials to its customer base and anyone new that wanted to see the group’s offerings.

“We never did a true grand opening because we opened fast, so we wanted to do it on our anniversary, our one year,” said Barbara Higginbotham, co-owner of Shear Image.

The Aug. 15 celebration was estimated to have attracted about 100 eventgoers between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the full-service salon at 2301 Winery Road, Suite 107, on the corner of Homestead Road and Highway 160, adjacent to the Mobil gas station.

Partygoers found everything from soft drinks to chips, chocolate-covered strawberries, sandwiches and fresh vegetables.

Higginbotham and her business partner, Bob Paynter, were also offering guests at the celebration retail specials, giveaway bags, basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle, where people who bought tickets won 50 percent of the amount collected through those sales.

The group also gave away a complete makeover for two local women: Sunday Wood and Melissa Eaton, who walked down the red carpet near the end of the event, just after 5 p.m.

Wood and Eaton were two of several entrants into Shear Image’s “Makeover Madness” contest.

Contestants entered by email by attaching a photo and had to explain why they wanted a makeover. Winners could also be nominated.

This is Higginbotham’s first shop, though Paynter has owned others, he said.

The two met at another local salon and eventually came up with the idea to go out on their own.

“We just decided that it was time to venture off,” Higginbotham said.

Higginbotham is originally from California and has lived in Pahrump for about 16 years. She wasn’t always in the salon business. Higginbotham also has a degree in accounting, she said.

“I did work for a company that I did some accounting and bookwork for, but I like the social part,” she said. “Sitting behind a computer, I enjoy it. I enjoy the data entry, but I miss the interaction.”

By owning and operating the salon, Higginbotham gets to do both, she said.

The business has grown in the past year.

When the duo started, Higginbotham said they were renting out booths to about six stylists.

Since then, that number has grown to eight, and the shop is at capacity, she added.

The crew at Shear Image and its owners have made their clients happy.

“They do perfect hair,” said Giselle Galassi, an attendee of the celebration and avid customer. “They have a good atmosphere. It’s fun to come here. There’s really a positive energy.”

Galassi said she enjoys the no-rush atmosphere of the store.

“That makes a difference because some places you go and you just feel like a number,” she said. “It feels more like they are part of their life, and we are part of theirs.”

Higginbotham said the salon is full service but doesn’t offer massages. Bringing that service in will require the salon to go through a remodel, she added.

“That will come with time,” she said.

Shear Image also carries hair products: Joico and Kenra.

“We keep what we sell small because we know what we sell works, so we can stand behind our product,” said Higginbotham.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
List: Christmas, holiday events in Pahrump region

Here is a look at Christmas and holiday-related events in the community. See full list at pvtimes.com and in the Nov. 27 Pahrump Valley Times newspaper print edition and in upcoming editions of the newspaper.

Pahrump community joins together for Thanksgiving feast

On a chilly day in the Pahrump Valley with the crispness of autumn singing in the air, hundreds gathered together for an afternoon of companionship, camaraderie and good food at the Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Dec. 4 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $8 million.

Nevada producers reminded to sign up for program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week reminded producers in Nevada that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program is today, Dec. 6.

Spring Mountain Medical’s toy drive is underway

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Pahrump’s Spring Mountain Medical as doctors and staff are coordinating a toy drive once again this year.

Pahrump’s dust problem drawing state attention, again

Though officials insisted it was not intended to be a threat, a warning of sorts was issued to Nye County last month when an air quality specialist explained that the county must keep a tight handle on its dust problem, otherwise outside governmental agencies could come in to enforce dust control restrictions and regulations.

Search warrant nets arrest at Amargosa Valley facility

Several reports of alleged physical and sexual abuse at an Amargosa Valley behavioral health facility has prompted a Nye County Sheriff’s Office investigation, where at least one person was arrested, according to Lt. Adam Tippetts.

Meadows Bank net income up 21%

Meadows Bank, headquartered in Las Vegas and operating a branch in Pahrump, announced that it posted net income after tax of $13,739,900 in the first nine months of 2019.