Salon Onyx beautifies DowntownWritten by Candice L. Harrison | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking through the doors of Salon Onyx, clients may feel as if they have entered a well-decorated “loft-style” apartment featured on one of the popular home improvement television shows.
That is, until they notice uniquely placed salon-grade hair dryers stylishly hanging from the walls, trendy washbowls, a relaxing massage room, nail booths and Vichy services.
At that point, it is clear that they have entered Toledo’s newest luxury, full-service salon and spa.
Salon Onyx is located in the Davis Building, 123 N. Michigan Ave., in Downtown Toledo. The Davis Building is also home to Sophie’s Sister, The Paula Brown Shop and Suite Vibrations.
Owner Alina Dunbar, a Toledo native and DeVilbiss High School graduate, has been in the hair industry for 21 years. She started as a shampoo assistant prior to starting before becoming a stylist. She moved to Chicago briefly, then returned to Toledo and began working in commissioned high-end salons, such as the former Jacobson’s and The Lion Store, now operating as Dillard’s. She credits her savvy in coloring and cutting hair of various textures to her experience at those high-end salons, which she describes as her “forte.”
Dunbar has been a business owner for 15 years, most recently in a partnership. She believes the time had come to offer Toledo something fresh and new.
“I was inspired to open in the Downtown Toledo area because I always wanted to be a part of the revitalization of Downtown,” she said. “There are so many new businesses opening, I felt that opening Salon Onyx would be a great way to do that. I am impressed with the flow and energy of Downtown and love the big-city feel.”
What was once a vision of bringing cutting-edge multi-ethnic hair trends to Downtown Toledo is now a reality and available for clients to come and enjoy.
“We want clients of all types to come in and experience our services. We want it to be a place that definitely projects diversity,” Dunbar said. “Salon Onyx is different because when you enter our doors, we are committed to meeting the needs of our clients. They can expect a high level of ethics and professionalism as well as an upscale atmosphere each time they visit us.”
The term “onyx” is known by most people as a black stone found in jewelry. But, to Dunbar it is much more than that.
“Onyx is actually of many different colors, and it also helps to increase our grounding and productivity It is so much more than what people know of it,” she said.
Dunbar has a grand vision for the future of Salon Onyx.
“We are hoping to reach all people and I envision Salon Onyx being a stone to energize and make clients feel good about themselves,” she said. “We see it continuing to grow in the future.”
Salon Onyx is searching for experienced, professional stylists looking to join a cutting-edge styling team.”
For further information about Salon Onyx, contact Dunbar at (419) 243- 6699.