By Leah Williams
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce honored a new salon with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 23.
Cut Loose & Teaze, 256 South Mill Street, had an open house to coincide with the ceremony. The business is run by Sandy Boczek, Brittany Fields and Jenelle Schempp.
A professional for more than 25 years, Boczek said she had owned a Cut Loose & Teaze on West St. Louis Street previously but decided to close her own shop and work for someone else after she had suffered from some health issues.
Boczek had worked previously at Nevaeh with Schempp. She added that she is glad to have the opportunity to execute some of her own ideas into the new shop.
“I like having ideas and being able to do them,” Boczek said.
Schempp said she graduated from cosmetology school in 2011.
“The main reason I love my job is because I wouldn’t want to work in a garage and do hair by myself,” she said. “I love working with them. They keep me motivated and help teach me stuff. They keep me positive.”
Fields said she used to get her hair cut by Boczek when she was younger.
“We got together right after I got out of school, when she had opened before, and I met Jenelle from another friend of mine,” Fields said.“We are just a good group. We work well together.”
Cut Loose & Teaze has been open since the first week of September. The salon offers a variety of services, including hair coloring, maincures, pedicures, facials, aroma therapy and several other services.
The ladies at Cut Loose & Teaze said they want their customers to come in and enjoy their time at the salon.
“Hopefully they leave with a smile and are very happy,” Boczek said.
“Why I wanted to do hair is because I always wanted to make a difference in someone’s life,” Schempp said. “By looking at somebody, you don’t know what they are going through. It’s about sitting down and getting to talk with them that you get to gain another perspective on them and what kind of person they are. People are so busy nowadays it is good for them to actually shut down, come in here and relax.”
“I hope they get time for them,” Fields said. “That they would get to come in here, get comfortable and just feel good.”