How many of you parents have caught your little daughter playing in Mom’s makeup drawer? You walk into the bathroom, and there she is, sitting on the floor with red lipstick on her eyelids, stunning eyeshadow colors on her cheeks and neck, and mascara all over her hands…
Mom: What do you think you’re doing?!
Daughter: I want to look pretty like you, Mommy….
and what can you say to that!
Be careful how you respond, because one day that little girl just may grow up to be a beauty salon owner like Kelly Dolecek did! “Even as a young girl, I knew that I wanted to be an esthetician. I always had a passion and love for skincare and makeup!” says Kelly, who owns BARE Beauty Boutique in Chesterland.
“At the start of my education, when going into this career, my long term goal was always to own a salon, but I worked for several years as an esthetician and esthetician instructor at a local cosmetology institute to gain the experience, training, and education I felt I needed to offer as a salon owner. After 13 years in the industry, my husband and I decided to turn that dream into a reality!”
Their first location was a small space in Chesterland that temporarily fit their needs. In March of this year they celebrated the grand opening of a new location which they consider to be the perfect space for everything they want to offer the public. “When we found our current location, it was simply a wide open space with concrete floors and drywall walls. We were able to take it and form it into exactly what we wanted.”
Kelly has a State Board Esthetician License, State Board Esthetician Instructor License, and a State Board Managing Esthetician License through The Brown Aveda Institute. With over 20 continuing education and training courses and certifications, you can be sure that she is well qualified to meet your expectations for skincare when you visit her salon.
Beauty Extends to the Inside
Kelly was not only interested in providing the typical salon services of skin and hair care when she began her business. “We wanted to bring a salon to the beauty industry with a different spin on it, one that not only offered beauty services, but also total body health and wellness. The thing that is the most unique about BARE is we take a total body approach. Not only do we focus on helping our clients look their best, but we also focus on helping them feel their best – both inside and out!”
For that reason, the boutique offers a health and wellness class once a month. “We help people to understand the importance of putting healthy foods into their bodies and what a difference it can make in the way you feel. We also talk about the way to properly detox, such as using the infrared sauna or juicing. A professionally trained instructor comes in to answer questions, share recipes, and just talk to everyone about total body wellness.
“It is SO very important to me to make sure each and every client that walks in our door feels comfortable at all times and feels even better when they leave. It is our goal to help our clients find exactly what they are looking for in services and products and what best fits their needs.”
From Skin Unique to BARE.
If you’re curious, as I was, about the name – BARE Beauty Boutique – here’s the story behind that.
“Skin Unique was a name I started off with when I started as a small independent contractor in the beginning,” says Kelly. “BARE is the name I gave the salon. I chose the name ‘BARE’ because that is where I have focused a lot of my education and training. My most popular services are waxing services…hence the name ‘BARE.’ I have a true love for waxing. It’s a service that a lot of people are afraid of and don’t give it a try out of fear, and they don’t know what they are missing! If done properly, waxing does not have to be painful. I have put a lot of time and effort into making sure I have the best training and techniques to provide the highest quality waxing services. I want everyone to walk out feeling amazing!”
BARE Beauty Boutique offers facial and full body waxing, facial peels and treatments, makeup, hair services, massage services, and infrared sauna sessions.
“Infrared sauna sessions are an awesome way to detox the skin and body and help with total body relaxation. We are the first salon in Ohio to offer that! It ties right in with total body heath and wellness which is the vision I always had when opening a salon.”
When it comes to hair, Kelly has found the perfect stylist! “My cousin Allie is a hair stylist at my salon. She pursued her career as a hair stylist about eight years ago and worked for a local salon until she decided independent contracting would be a great fit for her. She has a lot to offer a clientele. She’s an amazing hairstylist with a passion for making her clients look and feel their best.”
“Hair stylist Allie is excellent at what she does! Myself and my family love her! Love the Boutique!” ~ Sheila C.
Serving Customers, Supporting Local Business
The best part about owning BARE Beauty Boutique says Kelly is “being able to bring a new spin to the salon industry to offer our community. I love to help people and make them feel their best! We also support another local business with the skin and body care products we use and carry. Essence Maker, which is an amazing product line made right here in Chesterland, is a plant, flower, and essential oil-based product line free of chemicals.”
You can see many of these products on their Facebook page.
Though Kelly’s passion is providing hands on services to clientele and teaching them about skin and body care, juggling all the different responsibilities required to keep the salon running is not always easy! “Thank goodness for my wonderful husband who really keeps the behind the scenes responsibilities under control!”
Kelly wants to extend a special offer to all our Geauga News readers. Every new client can enjoy 10 percent off their first visit! Just print off this coupon and bring it with you!
BARE Beauty Boutique is interested in helping you reach a state of health and beauty you have not yet experienced at a salon…a state that is the result of applying services and products that will achieve the full potential of beauty both inward and outward. Make an appointment. Try several of their services. See if you don’t walk back out into life with a whole new perspective!
Call them today and receive your 10 percent discount!
BARE. Beauty Boutique
8399 Mayfield Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
Tuesdays 4:00 – 8:00
Wednesdays 9:00 – noon
Thursdays 1:00 – 8:00
Saturdays 9:00 – 2:00
Mondays and Fridays by appointment.
BARE Beauty Boutique is hiring!
If you are interested in working as an independent stylist, you can find more information and apply HERE.