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Buckley salon offers full range of services

Karli Hiam-Rauch, owner of the newest business in Buckley, Salon 790, feels truly blessed.

“In the last year-and-a-half I got married, bought a house, had a baby, refinanced our house and started a business,” she said. “I’m only 27 years old, so I’m proud of my accomplishments, but I am also humbled by all of the invaluable help I have received from family, friends and employees who have all made the transition far more smooth.”

Hiam-Rauch is learning how demanding it is to juggle being a mother and starting a business. She said her husband Robert is on board with the idea and her parents Dwayne and Deann Hiam have been invaluable.

“My dad, who practically renovated this whole place from top to bottom along with help from my sisters Kelsey and Katie, has been in construction all his life and my mother used to work in a bank, so she has helped with the accounting portion of operating this business,” Hiam-Rauch said. “We wanted to give the place a warm and welcoming feel and I think we achieved that.”

Buckley’s newest salon was named for its address on Main Street.

“We offer a number of services including massage, pedicures, tanning, makeup and senior citizen discounts on perms,” Hiam-Rauch said. She said the perms have worked out great and her clientele list is growing each day.

“I have been styling hair for over seven years and a lot of my old customers remained loyal to me and followed me here,” she said.

She is offering gift certificates in small or large amounts and confesses that it is hard to have all the answers to the many questions she is bombarded with on a daily basis.

“I come home from work sometimes and ask the Lord to keep me strong, wise and to steer me in the right direction,” she said.

Hiam-Rauch also held that it is great how the citizen’s in Buckley support the local businesses, instead of going to the malls or nearby towns.

“It is so vitally important to us in this downturned economy that they continue to do that,” she said. “It is deeply appreciated by the merchants as well, because it encourages us and enables us to stay in business.”

Besides having two more licensed cosmetologists in Samantha Frebe and Emily McGuire, the shop also features a full-time masseuse and a makeup person. Additionally, Salon 790 and Main Street Coffee House have worked out a “Princess Tea Party Package” where young girls can come in to the salon and get their hair and makeup done, possibly with tiaras or flowers, then head down the street and have a tea party at Main Street Coffee.

Salon 790 also provides contemporary hair products and ornamentation.

Hiam-Rauch has not hosted a grand opening, but it is planning one between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The salon’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The shop can be reached at 360-829-6623

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