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NEW! KERACARE® SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOOS

KeraCare® 1st Lather® Shampoo and Hydrating Detangling Shampoo have been upgraded with gentler, yet effective cleansers. Both products have been revised to eliminate sulfates and parabens. The revised 1st Lather® Shampoo is wonderful for cleansing hair of excessive oil, dirt and styling product build-up whereas the Hydrating Detangling Shampoo gently cleanses, moisturizes, detangles and softens hair for easy combing. Not only is the hair left clean and healthy-looking, but the moisture balance of the hair and scalp is optimized – almost as if they were never disturbed from their natural state.

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Heaven on Earth was getting too small for Kerry-Ann Ashley. The busy beauty salon had outgrown its small Central Avenue storefront, and Kerry Ann knew that if she wanted to take her business to the next level, she needed to move into a larger space.

When Kerry Ann opened Heaven on Earth Beauty Salon in Albany in 2004, she had room to maneuver. Now, however, customers were overrunning the waiting area on busy days and sitting in stylists’ chairs. Since Kerry Ann has no separate workspace, all the business of the salon was done in the open. She also wanted to be able to hire additional stylists, but didn’t have enough room. “The reasons for the expansion [were] so that I could run a business more efficiently and also bring in more people,” Kerry Ann says.

Deciding when to take your business to the next level can be a make-or-break decision for many small business owners. Whether it’s taking a larger space or hiring more employees, providing benefits or launching a new product, the next move usually requires significant investment and research. And like everything else, timing is critical.
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When Kerry Ann Ashley dropped out of school at sixteen, she never dreamed that one day she’d own her own business, and yet here she is the proud owner of Heaven on Earth, a thriving business on Albany’s Central Avenue.

Now, after eight years in business, she’s making plans to move into a larger salon at a prime location down the street. Kerry Ann was featured in the Times Union “There’s room to grow,” she says. “Where I am right now, if I grow, we’re going to bust,” she says, adding that she will hire two new employees, and be able to provide a more relaxed, spa-like experience for her clients. “A larger location will give our customers more in the way of ambiance,” she says.

“Kerry Ann is a great example of a visionary business woman, who has the desire and work ethic to create a successful business,” says Anthony Capece, Executive Director for the Central BID.

The new Heaven on Earth Beauty Salon will host a grand opening celebration on February 6, at 1 p.m. at their new location at 330 Central Avenue in Albany.

Pravana

Pravana is a holistic hair care line that believes in pairing the latest in biochemistry with time-proven natural ingredients. Pravana hair care melds together European artistry, ancient Mayan natural botanicals and innovative American technology.

All Pravana products contain the Naturceutical Complex which gives moisture, elasticity and suppleness to dry and nutrient depleted hair with keratin amino acids, silk amino acids and wheat protein.

Pravana Shampoos are truly sulfate-free so that hair color lasts longer without stripping and damaging sulfates. Also Pravana products are free of Cetrimonium Chloride, MEA and DEA.

WHAT MAKES PRAVANA BETTER?

1. 80 shades of colors that perform as permanent and no-lift demi-permanent color
2. 8 Super Lights & Lightening Booster to expand the opportunities of blonding
3. Pravana’s exclusive Artificial Hair Color Extractor with no-bleaching agents that extracts only artificial hair color without affecting the natural base color of the hair
4. Silk amino acids act as “carrying agents” to help drive color deep into the hair fiber, providing unmatched coverage, color vibrancy and durability.
5. Human hair keratin amino acids provide protection, strength and brilliant shine.
“We not only partner with a company that provides quality products, but we partner with a company that provides a quality service.”
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Celebration Time

Heaven On Earth Beauty Salon will be moving to a new location at the end of January 2012. We will still be located on Central Ave. in Albany, NY. The new location will have a much larger waiting area and retail area, individual processing rooms as well as a waxing room, and lots of room to relax and enjoy your service. Parking is available first come first serve, metered parking and back street parking as well. We will introduce some new product within our current lines that we use in the salon. We will be accepting credit cards: visa, master card and discover. Until our grand opening which is scheduled for Monday February 6th at the new location, our current location on 209 Central Ave is still up and running. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, give us a call! (518) 432-4302.