LEWISBURG – Mayor Marsha Jones, members of the Lewisburg Village Council, County Commissioner Adam Craft, State Representative Rodney Creech and others welcomed Gina Sawyers and her new business, Honey Bee’s Hair Salon, to the community at the show’s ribbon cutting on Saturday, August 27. .
The hair salon is located at 104 West Dayton Street, which used to be Judy’s Salon.
Sawyers has been renovating the salon since February this year and has been in the hair business for 11 years. She started school in 2009 and graduated in 2011. Sawyers began her career in hairdressing when her husband lost his job at General Motors. She was a stay-at-home mom and decided to try something different to help her family.
“Where did you have fun? Sawyers reflected on asking himself the question while pondering his professional future. “Every time I went to the hair salon, everyone was laughing and talking and mostly having fun. So, I decided to go to hairdressing school.
Sawyers shared more of her story about diversifying and starting her own business. “I never thought I would. I talked about it but then I heard that Judy had retired. I was working in Brookville and I kept thinking about it and thinking about it – maybe I want to go out on my own and do my own thing.
Initially, Sawyers was the only hairstylist at Honey Bee, but a week before the ribbon cutting, her friend, Emily Burke, asked to join the team. Both will be available for opening day appointments, Tuesday, August 30.
Gina Sawyers, her family and friends gathered for the grand opening of the Honey Bee hair salon in Lewisburg.
Contact Callista Kisling at 937-683-4056.