December 2015 from tctimes.com
New Cornerstone tenant earns #2 spot out of 100 salons across the U.S.
Salon 416 in downtown Fenton’s Cornerstone building is not only earning accolades from many local clients, it’s also being recognized nationally among salons across the U.S.
Owner Toni Widing received word that her salon was named runner-up for “Salon of the Year” by Salon Today magazine, receiving the award Saturday, May 30 in Orlando, Florida.
“I never expected to be recognized like this,” said Widing. “Many of the 100 salons that were in the running for this award are in much larger metropolitan areas and have been doing business for a long time.”
Salon 416 opened its doors in the new Cornerstone building at 134 North LeRoy St. on Dec. 2, 2014. It had been a dream of more than three years in the making, as Widing, a hair stylist for more than 32 years, placed all of her passion and expertise into the design and staffing of her dream salon.
The salon was designed by Leslie McGwire of Leslie McGwire & Associates Interior Design Company of West Bloomfield and built by Widing’s husband, Patrick Widing of Patrick Widing Custom Homes.
The aqua color scheme is a backdrop to silver metals and white textured marble, offering clients a relaxed, beach-like feel, while a professional staff of 19 hair stylists, plus assistants and reception staff, offer exceptional service and specializations.
“We provide hair services only and specialize in color, including Balyage, which is a technique in hair painting without foils, and a lot of Brazilian blowouts,” said Widing.
Salon 416 offers Oribe hair products, a concentrated luxury line, and will soon be offering an organic line of products. Clients also enjoy fruit-enhanced waters and sweet treats during their salon visit.
“It’s more fun than I ever expected,” said Widing, who named her salon after a Bible verse, 1 John 4:16.
“I couldn’t be happier.”
134 North LeRoy St., Fenton
(in the Cornerstone building)