Jenny Peterson couldn’t be more excited to bring her business and be the first venture in the multi-million dollar development in downtown Port Huron this past January.
Be Je Salon is jointly owned by Peterson and her mother, Bev Lasky. Their salon is expected to be the first business in Wrigley Center, pending contractors and construction schedules.
The company will have stations for all hair salon essentials, such as coloring, cutting and treatments.
“It’s really exciting to be the first (business) here,” Peterson said. “I’m excited to see how this all plays out.”
Peterson said they wanted the salon to have its grand opening on Jan. 1. 16. The salon is currently located at 808 Lapeer Ave. in Port Huron.
Peterson has been a business owner since 1998. She started with Body Boutique, which specializes in massages, facials and hair removal services. In 2007, she changed the company name to Be Je Salon and shifted her focus to hair care. She said she chose the Wrigley Center as the new location because she thought it would be a good fit for the salon.
“I teach hair coloring when I travel, and I’ve been to a lot of salons that have the same setup as Wrigley’s,” says Peterson. “I knew this was an opportunity I wanted to take.”
Be Je Salon will resume its body care services after opening at the new location.
The salon at Wrigley Center will have 10 hair stations, each with its own stylist. Currently, seven stylists have been confirmed to start working at the salon.
All equipment is brand new, including six fully adjustable shampoo stations, ceiling mounted hairdryers, three color processors, three sit dryers, a color bar and two body treatment cabins.
Peterson’s goal is to have no gap between closing her current location and opening a new one.
“We plan to finish the last customer at the Lapeer location on Jan. 10. The 14th, move everything out that weekend, and then open the following Monday,” Peterson said.
Peterson and Lasky wanted to make sure they stayed local when opening their new space, working with Mortimer Lumber, Martin Construction, Independent Flooring, Countertop Direct, Ainsworth Electric, Superior Heating and Cooling, Zaya’s Painting and Masters Plumbing Inc.
Peterson and Laski were born and raised in Port Huron. Peterson said she wants to build a sustainable downtown for future generations.
All stylists at Be Je Salon are independent. Peterson said she sees herself as a leader, not a boss. She sees her stylists as partners, and she wants to do what’s best for them. Laski said her daughter is easy going and a trusted business owner.
“She’s loyal to the people who work for her, and she does what’s best for them and for the business,” Lasky said.
Peterson said she wanted to create an environment where her clients could relax and disconnect from the outside world.
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