Many visitors to our bucolic town are surprised to find the vast array of services offered in a small town like Beaverlick. “We may be a small town, but we are not savages” is my usual response. I will be doing a series on the various businesses in Beaverlick, starting today with a visit to Lucinda’s Curl Up & Dye Salon, owned by Lucinda Snappflemmer. Curl Up & Dye is located on Main Street in a modest white building; don’t let the exterior fool you, as it’s anything but modest when you enter.
Upon entering the salon, the first thing you notice is the deep oxblood covered walls, with gold framed mirrors, white metal distressed chandeliers hanging every 3 feet, and black velvet seating areas. A large gold samovar and sleek silver espresso machine sit tucked in the corner. Lucinda greets me, long blonde hair, black ankle-length gauzy dress and loads of crystals around her neck. I feel like I’m meeting Stevie Nicks, the early years.
Lucinda has scheduled a few services for me: all natural dye, using dye made from walnut shells; deep conditioning mask of cow’s placenta and hops from the brewery, followed by a blowout using coal heated bellows. Afterwards, a makeup application using make up made in house from berries and herbs foraged by Lucinda herself. I can’t wait!
To be continued….