Opening Up

Sound Beauty Salon Strikes a Chord

Barbara Arnold |

Color Burst, a mural created by local artist and UW-Eau Claire alumna Dez Lezotte, stops your eyes when you walk into Sound Beauty Salon (427 Water St., Suite 10). Next you’re drawn to the displays of Davines hair care and skin products.

Founded in Parma, Italy, in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines is known for its Sustainable Beauty Concept, which encourages people to care for themselves while also being conscious of the environment. Every item it produces creates a zero carbon footprint. Each label tells the story of the product’s origin – the name of the farmer or farm in Italy where its natural ingredients are sourced. Each vessel can be reused or repurposed.

Stylists Kim Martin, Josie Berenz, and Susy Olson own the salon, which opened in July. Longtime friends, they are all graduates of the Eau Claire Professional Hair Design Academy with more than 15 years of combined experience. Each is devoted to helping their clients “find their frequency” beauty-wise.

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