Salon puts emphasis on serving

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Tamla Terry and Kena Arnold hope their new downtown spa and salon doesn't just make people look good. They also want it to help families and children in need.

Elegant Extensions co-owner Kena Arnold has worked with sick and special-needs children and with nonprofits. Co-owner Tamla Terry has been a corporate recruiter.   Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Elegant Extensions co-owner Kena Arnold has worked with sick and special-needs children and with nonprofits. Co-owner Tamla Terry has been a corporate recruiter.

The Elegant Extensions Salon & Spa in the 900 block of Broad Street offers a full range of hair treatments and massages. The business also is giving discounts to parents staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta because they have sick children being treated at local hospitals.

"We feel like we're here to serve others," Terry said. "We want our business to be able to accommodate and serve others in our community."

Terry has a background in the business world as a corporate recruiter. Arnold's experience is in working with nonprofits and sick and special-needs children. She has completed an internship with the Ronald McDonald House. "We're good friends. We had the same vision, and we balance each other," Terry said.

The business partners have another friend who is serving as a cosmetology consultant for the stylists to keep the salon current on trends.

"We wanted something upscale and elegant but also with good pricing," Terry said.

The salon has seven paid employees and a volunteer receptionist, she said. There are two massage therapists and a licensed barber.

Terry said a goal of the business is to expand its charitable work to include internships for disadvantaged children who want to study cosmetology and help for patients who lose their hair because of chemotherapy treatments.

The business is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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corgimom 10/12/10 - 01:10 am
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"The business also is giving

"The business also is giving discounts to parents staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta because they have sick children being treated at local hospitals."

What a wonderful idea!

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KENAR 10/12/10 - 06:42 pm
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Hello everyone, I am Kena

Hello everyone, I am Kena co-owner of Elegant Extensions Salon and Spa. I would like to correct an error that was made in our article. It was stated that we want to serve "special needs children". As a professional in the disabilities field for more than 10 years, a child is not characterized by his/her illness therefore we did not quote "special needs children", it is always a child with special needs. Thank you for your support! Come and join us this Saturday as we support Breast Cancer Awareness...look for all of the PINK balloons at 923 Broad Street!!

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