Owner of Bella Salon & Spa, Sharon Lucas, is an Effingham County native. Sharon met her husband at Shorter University in Rome, Geogia where she attended college. After getting married, her husband joined the military which led to much traveling during the nine years he served in the Air Force. Once his term was over, he decided to pursue higher education which then relocated them to sunny Florida for six years. After enjoying the sunshine state, it was time to head on back home to Georgia.
Sharon had been a stay-at-home mother up until her youngest child was a senior in high school. The opportunity to begin working as a receptionist at a hair salon landed at her feet. She says that after a month of working there part-time, the owner said to her, “You don’t need to be working as a receptionist, you need to be a hair stylist.” Much to her surprise, she was intrigued and replied, “Are you going to train me to be a hair stylist?”
From that moment, Sharon’s career as a stylist began to blossom. The owner of the salon hand-picked stylists to train Sharon and share with her their strengths in the art of styling their clients. “It was very awesome to have that experience,” she says.
Sharon decided to move forward in her styling career and seek growth at a salon in Pooler. She was told that she could begin work but, in just six weeks, the salon would be closing down. While stunned by this news, the owner planted a seed in her head. She suggested, “Well, this would be a great place to open a salon.” Immediately, Sharon said to herself, “I can’t open a salon!”
There was much to consider in that time of her life, as she and her family were focused on the health of her husband whom had been diagnosed with cancer. Their bills were wrapped tightly in chemo treatments and countless surgeries. Sharon said, “I can’t afford to open a salon.” After much discussion and prayer, she explains “We were able to take out a second mortgage on our house and open the salon.”
Sharon and her husband worked closely for the first five years of the business to build a family dynamic within the walls of the salon, helping their clients to be comfortable and relaxed.
Bella Salon & Spa is a J Beverly Hills concept salon. Sharon met with owner Juan Juan and pulled inspiration from his vision in providing quality products and service to their clients. All hair types are welcome and encouraged to try this line. Clients will be amazed in the difference of their hair from just one use.
Bella Salon provides hair services for men, women, and children. Their services range from a simple cut to fashion colors, wax, manicures, pedicures and facials. Sharon has dedicated herself to making a difference in her clients’ lives. Not only does she help them feel beautiful on the outside, she connects with the people that walk into her salon, provides a listening ear and has started a prayer log in order to spread love and blessings to those who need it. Clients will find themselves truly cared for in this establishment.
Bella Salon is celebrating ten years of business and ask that everyone stop by on Tuesday August 8th from 4:00 to 7:00pm. They are located on 115 Canal Street, suite 301 in Pooler.