GS HAIR IS OPEN
GS HAIR is located near Raleigh, NC. Our hair studio is inside a 1940’s Cape Cod-style home in Old Smithfield, NC. We have a private entrance just for you to the South (right side), of our front door. The home was once owned by Robert P Holding Jr. of First Citizens Bank fame. Later, it served as the Parson’s residence for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. We walk past the church on our River Walk in the evenings. I photographed the doors to St. Pauls’s Church, on one of those walks. Our logo inspiration was born from the color of the church doors.
Zoning, Licensing, and Equipment
Our new studio has its paperwork in order. Greg’s Cosmetology License has been transferred to North Carolina. The City of Smithfield gave us permission to work from our home. Our new shampoo bowl has been installed. And our new salon chair has been delivered. We have received our establishment license from the Board of Cosmetology, with an ‘A’ grade on our first inspection. This is our 3rd salon install, the 4th if you count a major remodel, so a private studio is pretty easy for us. We hope that you’ll feel comfortable and safe here.
For those new to GS HAIR, we are from Sacramento, CA. We are named after Greg Saumure, our founder. For over a decade, we owned Sacramento’s largest private salon. We are happy and grateful to join our family in the area, including 7 beautiful Grandkids.
We’re always researching and testing new product lines. So far we’ve committed to one of our established lines, Hair Phix. Hair Phix was developed by Elan Sassoon’s chemist, Rob Guimond. Elan is Vidal Sassoon’s son. We have also added some Malibu Wellness products. Malibu Wellness was originally developed for swimmers, to remove the ‘green hair’ syndrome. Our clients favored the line in the summer months, when chlorine and sun would damage the hair. We discovered it also helped remove hard water deposits. We also carry the Bosley line of shampoo and conditioner to combat hair loss. We use all of these lines personally.
Greg Saumure is a Vidal Sassoon Alumni. He has earned his loyal following of clients through a life-long commitment to exemplary customer service. We hope that you’ll be one of them. Read more about Greg Saumure here.
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