‘Household-friendly’ salon gives number of providers

The crew at Platinum Magnificence Bar does all of it. Haircuts, nail therapies and facials are all a part of a day’s work for Timberli Barton and her staff.

“Now we have all kinds,” Barton stated. “We’ve tried to do all the pieces.”

Barton opened the salon on East Idaho Road final 12 months after seven years working within the business. Over these seven years, she hasn’t shied away from a problem.

In magnificence faculty, Barton stated, she was closely inspired to specialise in one particular space, however she wished to maintain her choices open by fashioning herself right into a multi-dimensional skilled.

She additionally felt strain to remain at a longtime salon as an alternative of branching out on her personal.

“I’ve all the time wished to have my very own salon. That was my most important objective,” she recalled. “But it surely appeared thus far out of attain.”

However Barton has a knack for rising to the event. She was impressed to pursue her profession after being thrown into the sweetness world when she was 15. Whereas working as a photographer’s assistant, an emergency at a marriage led Barton to do a bride’s hair and make-up on the spur of a second. Although Barton felt intimidated by the tall order, she stated the bride was thrilled with the outcomes.

“I cherished it from then on,” she stated.

Her subsequent large problem got here years later when she opened Platinum Magnificence Bar whereas on maternity go away.

It was quite a lot of work to juggle a being pregnant, a rework and the launch of a brand new enterprise, however Barton stated she’s happy with the best way it labored out.

“It was an enormous profession change, however I’m actually glad,” she stated.

Platinum Magnificence Bar took the place of Kidz Kutz in Kalispell, so Barton needed to renovate the playful surroundings within the salon right into a extra upscale environment. She considers her fashion “shabby stylish,” with a black-and-white colour scheme and accents reminiscent of shimmery fur rugs and leather-based chairs. Barton sourced many of the components in her salon from native distributors like 4th and ZURI and Clementine Dwelling.

“I hold it native,” stated Barton, who was born and raised in Kalispell.

The truth is, her father was a stylist who owned a salon on the town. Barton desires to comply with her personal path, however she additionally acknowledges that heritage, too. “It’s somewhat bit within the household,” she famous.

In making the salon her personal, Barton envisions Platinum Magnificence Bar as a full-service salon with loads of choices for a various clientele. Platinum Magnificence Bar gives all hair providers together with colours and cuts, plus facials, nail, lash and forehead therapies. Weddings make up a large portion of the clientele, however Barton careworn the salon is open to anybody, together with kids.

“It’s a family-friendly salon,” she defined. “We need to make folks really feel at residence after they are available.”

Platinum Magnificence Bar is situated at 130 E Idaho St, Kalispell, MT 59901. Hours are by appointment solely. Name 406-309-0494.

Reporter Bret Anne Serbin could also be reached at 406-758-4459 or bserbin@dailyinterlake.com.

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