Kristine’s Hairdressing Studio in Bedminster Celebrates Expansion
BEDMINSTER – Kristine’s Hair Studio in Township recently cut more than just hair.
He held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 to celebrate the studio’s expansion.
Kristine Schuler, founder and owner of the business, a full-service hair salon, which also offers skin care, said the studio was previously located above its current digs.
âThe reason I decided to expand is that I have clients who have difficulty climbing stairs and other physical disabilities who can now come to the salon without any worries. Our bathroom is accessible to people. people with disabilities, âSchuler said. “I have clients who couldn’t climb the stairs, so it was very important for me to provide them with the services so that they could also get out of the house.”
The pandemic also played a role in the decision to expand.
âWe wanted customers to feel comfortable with any concerns related to COVID so that they could come in, have a private entrance, have a private floor, and still be able to have services performed,â Schuler said.
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Schuler said the studio opened in August 2019 but was closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The expansion began in October 2020 and ended in mid-May.
Schuler said “it was virtually impossible” to grow during the pandemic.
âIt was a huge challenge, on the part of the supply chains, to bring in the subcontractors. It was just amazing, âshe said. âWe took one step at a time; we were patient and continued to look for the right supplies. We continued to search for contractors. For example, my father, John Schuler, was in charge of the expansion work. And the entrepreneurs did not show up. So my dad put on his tool belt, and he did it himself. “
Bedminster Mayor Lawrence Jacobs praised Schuler for not giving up in the face of the pandemic.
âLet’s not forget that Kristine continued to expand the salon during the pandemic,â Jacobs said. âShe has remained committed to the project through difficult times, and is now adding this beautiful facility to Pluckemin Village and the community of Bedminster. I am proud of her ‘I can do’ approach not only as a local businesswoman, but also as a resident of Bedminster. Congratulations Kristine for a job well done! We wish you years of success in this place.
Jacobs was present at the dedication ceremony.
âThe mayor and I had a conversation about how I survived during COVID and how the business was going. Then he gave a little speech, I made a little speech and then we cut the We had a photographer and it was just a wonderful day, and the weather was fantastic, âSchuler said.
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Schuler said the original studio was around 800 square feet. The new location is 2,000 square feet. There are now nine haircutting stations, compared to four in the previous studio.
And the response from his clients to the new studio has been overwhelming.
âThey love it,â Schuler said. “They are very happy. All of my disabled clients have come. It’s just a wonderful experience.”
Kristine’s hair studio is located at 318 Route 202/206 in Bedminster. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Visit www.kristineshairstudio.com.
Brad Wadlow is a writer for MyCentralJersey.com. Email: [email protected]