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Salon La Bella celebrates 10 years in the community

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Owner of Salon La Bella Tina Hargett, fifth from right, stands with her team of stylists during the 10-year anniversary party.

On a recent cold, clear Saturday night, the windows of Salon La Bella warmly lit a cheery scene within.

The Hixson salon was overflowing with clients, but none of them were there for a haircut. Instead, each guest came out for wine, hors d’oeuvres and to celebrate with salon owner Tina Hargett on her business’s 10-year anniversary.

“The party is for them [the clients]. They have kept my business open even through recession,” Hargett said in between jovial greetings from new arrivals and countless hugs from guests. “It’s much more than a hair salon; people have laughed, people have cried, people have come here that didn’t want to go home.”

Salon La Bella opened its doors at 5151 Austin Road in December 2003 with a staff of three. Today, Hargett said she employs nine, including her son Torre Hargett, the salon manager.

As for her secret to success, Tina Hargett said, “If you don’t have great people around you, you’re never going anywhere.”

For more information about Salon La Bella call 877-1146 or visit salonlabellatn.com.