Head Too Toe Salon expands in new Tryon location

Published 5:04 pm Friday, May 18, 2012

The new location of Head Too Toe Salon and Boutique on S. Trade Street in Tryon has more than three times the space the salon had in its former location on Depot Street. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Head Too Toe Salon and Boutique more than tripled its size with its move to a new location last month.

Head Too Toe salon and boutique carries an array of clothing options.

Owner Stacy Strickland originally opened the salon in Tryon 15 years ago at its former location on Depot Street. She said it was a proud moment to say her business was simply out of room.

“In this economy to accomplish growth – not just holding on, but real growth – has been exciting,” Strickland said, “especially because it’s mostly local people spending their money with us. We do have clients from out of town but it’s been encouraging to see how the community here has supported us.”

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The Head Too Toe team moved into their new location at 319 South Trade Street, across from Dollar General, on April 3 and has not stopped growing new services since. Strickland added clothing to her salon last year but now the selection has grown, along with the availability of jewelry, handbags, gift items, candles and skin care products.

Strickland said they work to offer all of this without draining anyone’s budget.

“Our goal is to keep our price point low enough that anyone can treat themselves every once in a while without spending a lot,” she said.

Most items are less than $60 and Strickland said at least 90 percent of clothing sold is made in the United States. Head Too Toe also carries a number of local products such as Small Town Candles, made in Columbus.


The salon  offers ear piercing, makeup lessons and airbrush makeup application.

A vintage salon chair greets guests at Head Too Toe in Tryon. (photos by Samantha Hurst)


Makeup artist Christina Loftis Welch said she believes women can come shop at the boutique and salon and leave feeling truly pampered.

“I think there’s a little something for everybody,” Welch said. “When it comes to our clothing boutique we’ve got something for you regardless of your age, size or shape.”

Welch said the move opened up her options to offer pageant consulting as well – something she knows well from years of personal pageant experience. The new space has also allowed Strickland to collaborate with family therapist Ann Moss and photographer Jody Durham, who will both make use of available space upstairs in the salon.

Other Head Too Toe employees include: Brooke Ford, Emma Phipps, Christy Osborn and Kelly Clinton.

Head Too Toe Salon and Boutique is open Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The salon will host an open house event Saturday, June 23 with two bands, food and beverages.