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By Missy Klatt
BOYCEVILLE — Shear-N-Style Salon and Boutique is the latest business to open in Boyceville.
From the name, you can probably guess that it is a hair salon. Owner Janette Farrington brings 30 years of salon experience to Boyceville. She specializes in haircuts, colors, foils, perms and waxing. Pretty much everything for hair care except extensions.
Janette and her family, husband David, daughter MaKenna and son Ryken, moved to Boyceville five years ago. For David, it was a homecoming of sorts as his family is from the Downing- Boyceville area and growing up he spent summers here helping on the farm. His grandfather was Arthur Bourn who built homes in the area.
They moved from Apple Valley, Minnesota where, up until now, Janette continued to work at a salon there. Currently she is in the process of transitioning from there to Boyceville. Right now she works in the cities five days a month, every other week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and one Saturday.
“I’ve been there for thirty years so I’m not quite ready to say good bye yet,” Janette remarked about still traveling into the cities to work.
As she adjusts to her new schedule she has been very flexible in accommodating clients here. She noted that sometimes she is working from nine or ten in the morning until nine or ten at night to be able to fit people in, especially on those short weeks when she is still in the cities. Eventually, she will have a set schedule.
As to why she decided to start up in a salon in Boyceville she explained, “I think like many of us, this last year has caused us to pause. Although there were struggles, this had given us time to realize and appreciate all that we have and who we have in our lives. The three months out of work, gave me that extra time to realize I needed and wanted to be closer to home.”
Janette also mentioned that her son who is a freshman this year is being home schooled so it was another reason to work closer to home.
Janette, who has naturally curly hair, also specializes in hair care for others with natural curls. As she knows from experience curls can be a challenge to cut. Currently she doesn’t have any prices posted on her Facebook page but she is happy to give a quote as best she can over the phone or line without seeing your hair.
As far as coloring, she notes that there isn’t a set price because it depends on how much is used.
“To me, the consultation is really important, making sure the client feels as though I’m hearing them. So I am scheduling appoints a little longer since I don’t know anybody but I really want to establish that comfort level with them,” she noted.
Besides hair care and hair care products, Janette has opened her shop to some local artisans and crafters with some unique products for sale. Earrings, candles, small quilts, pillows, and wood items are just a few of the things currently available for sale if someone is looking for a gift.
She currently has another “empty” room, that in the future, she may rent out to another stylist if the business gets really busy or perhaps someone to do nails or massages, a couple a things that people have asked about. Right now there are no definitive plans and she’ll have to wait and see what the future holds.
Janette opened for business on February 15th. Other than an ad in the paper and creating a Facebook page she has gotten most of her clients just from word of mouth.
Shear-N-Style is located at 1102 Main St. in Boyceville on the southeast corner of East (State Road 79) and Main Streets just north across the railroad track in the white house. The phone number is 715-808-2809. Currently masks are required and she is following all the guidelines for operating a salon during the pandemic.