BY D’ARCY PATRICK EGAN
Jessica Ohm and her good friend, Brenda Boehm, have worked together for a long time at Salon 53 in Port Clinton, and on the salon’s 10th anniversary this month, it’s now time to switch roles at the full-service spa in the Harbor Lights Landing shopping complex.
Ohm became the new owner this week, but Boehm will still be around, at least for a while.
The women are also celebrating the decade-long success with a week of discounts and giveaways starting on Monday, July 24.
“We’re offering a 10 percent discount on our retail items, such as hair products, and we will have drawings for gift certificates at Salon 53 and local restaurants, as well as gift baskets,” said Boehm.
Boehm will still be a hair stylist at Salon 53 for the next five years, giving her the chance to mentor the new owner, continue her life-long love for the business, yet find more time for her grandkids.
“I’ve a pair of beautiful granddaughters, and two more on the way,” said Boehm. “I want to take a back seat at this stage of my life and enjoy the family life. My son, Brandon, is in the U.S. Army, and he’s going to be overseas for a while.”
Boehm and Ohm were the first hair stylists at Salon 53 when it officially opened on July 27, 2013. The growth of the salon has been impressive.
“I had 1,500 square feet of space in a great location at Harbor Light Landing, and lots of faithful clients after three decades at a downtown Port Clinton shop,” said Boehm. “Now, we have 19 hair stylists and are the only full service spa around, doing everything from cut and style to color, highlights, nails, herbal facials and massage therapy, as well as featuring Dr. Bridgett Urban, our chiropractor.”
Salon 53 has always been highly rated by its clients. The salon won The Beacon’s Best of the Best honors eight years in a row.
“We now have 3,000 square feet of space at Harbor Light Landing, and expansion plans are in the works,” said Ohm. “We’ll be adding about 1,000 square feet to have room for more stylists and services.”
The women pointed out that Salon 53 will benefit from highway construction on their front doorstep on Route 53. They want to make sure customers know they’ll be open and available during the Gateway to the Islands Project designed to provide better access to Port Clinton, area businesses and many events all year round.