Weekly Feature

2014-10-29 / Business

Giambra Hair Studio reaching one-year anniversary

by CHRIS GRAHAM
Reporter


The Giambra Hair Studio aims to treat clients like friends and family. Pictured are Frank Giambra, left, Nicole Sciandra, Amanda Graff, Mitchell Giambra and Austin Giambra. 
Photo by Jim Smerecak The Giambra Hair Studio aims to treat clients like friends and family. Pictured are Frank Giambra, left, Nicole Sciandra, Amanda Graff, Mitchell Giambra and Austin Giambra. Photo by Jim Smerecak Giambra Hair Studio, at 2157 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, is getting ready to celebrate a year of growth.

The studio, which marks its anniversary on Nov. 18, has experienced a good first year, according to co-owner Mitchell Giambra.

“We actually just got a new employee working with us — just slowly growing and getting the name back out there in the town,” he said of the business.

Giambra, a third-generation hairdresser, co-owns the store with his father, Frank, the former owner of the Lemon Tree Hair Salon in Kenmore. The younger Giambra said he’s always had an interest in cutting hair.

“I grew up in the salon watching my grandpa, dad, his brother, my other uncle — we actually have a whole family,” he said. “My dad taught me everything I started with, and you always have to grow and get out there and see what people are doing and all the changes that are being made in the industry and keeping up with it.”

Haircuts cost $35 for women, $20 for men and $15 for children 12 and younger. A root touch-up color costs $35. For a full list of services and prices, visit www.giambrahairstudio.com.

Giambra, who’s had his license for seven years, feels the salon’s services provide customers with everything they need.

“You’re definitely going to get the best quality service with the best quality price around,” he said.

Although he had an established family name in the area, Giambra said there was still work to be done in getting people to come in throughout the first year.

“The name helps with my dad working there. He definitely helped out in that aspect, but starting out myself, of course, you have to start at the bottom, so you just have to work your way up and do good work and people will come back to you,” he said.

According to Giambra, the response from the community has been positive.

“Right now on Facebook, we have a five star-rating with about 50 reviews on there,” he said. “It’s going really well. We treat our clients like friends and family.”

The salon is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with hairdressers on call for appointments only on Sundays and Mondays.

For more information on the studio, visit the website or call 768-1908.

email: cgraham@beenews.com

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