CHESTER, Vt. – On Thursday, February 1, Sarah Yake, owner of Salon 2000, will celebrate 25 years in business. Yake, a life-long resident of Chester, and only 22 years old at the time, opened up shop in a small location on Main Street. There, with the addition of her sister, Hannah Monier, Salon 2000 quickly established itself as a high-end, full service salon.
After being in business for 13 years, Yake moved her salon to its current location in the depot. With a great deal of renovations needed, “a team of great people” was assembled to do the work. The additional space, which includes a reception area with a working fireplace, provides clients with the relaxing atmosphere they deserve. “Sometimes they just want to stay for a while,” Yake said, sitting next to her snug fireplace, and she and her staff love the company.
Recently joining the Salon 2000 team is creative stylist Stephanie Gramling, who came aboard this past fall with nine years of professional experience between California and Vermont.
Yake and her team are “cohesive, and dedicated to providing excellent service and an excellent product” that keeps their customers coming back.
After their 25-year celebration on February 1, the ladies will be attending the three day “International Beauty Show” at the Javits in NYC on March 12-14. The show has represented the industry for 100 years, and features renowned artists from across the globe. “It’s the equivalent of fashion week for hairdressers,” Yake explained with excitement. “It’s inspiring and innovative.”
Yake and the entire staff at Salon 2000 thank the community for 25 years of support and invite everyone to their anniversary celebration on the first.