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Everything's beautiful behind the Blue Door

The Blue Door Salon may be new in Sandy, but its professionals are skilled


by: POST PHOTO: JIM HART - Blue Door Salon owner Kim Willis is pictured in a typical pose at her station inside a salon where five experienced professionals make people look their best.After more than 30 years in the business, there’s no doubt that Kim Willis knows her way around a head of hair.

And after nine years as co-owners of another salon in Sandy, Willis and stylist Deanna Douglas-Christ left that salon in the hands of the third co-owner, and Willis opened the Blue Door Salon, a salon that welcomes all ages and genders.

Along with Douglas-Christ, joining Willis behind the blue door are stylists Margene Ruegg and Myke Jagow as well as nail technician Diana Davis, who performs manicures and pedicures.

In addition to her three decades of hair styling, Willis became an esthetician a year ago, and has a separate room and special soft lounge chair at Blue Door for specialized techniques such as facials and waxing.

One of the best testaments to her expertise with all hair styling techniques is the fact that every one of her clients at the former salon followed her to the Blue Door. But, of course, she has some open times and is willing to add more clients.

Willis says the Blue Door is a busy salon, but there is always an opening in some stylist’s schedule for a last-minute appointment.

Willis says she loves being the sole owner because it’s easier to reach any decision — compared to previous years when there were three owners.

“It’s nice to be able to do things on my own,” she said. “I don’t have to call a meeting to get approval.”

Among the amenities at the Blue Door Salon are its quiet and convenient location one block off Proctor Boulevard, friendly staff, competitive prices, easy and safe parking, clean and tidy full-service salon and a choice of stylists who each have from 20-30 years of experience.

Blue Door Salon is at 38530 Pleasant St., at Beers Avenue, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with evenings and Saturdays only by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome on weekdays, but walk-in clients might have to wait for the next stylist with an opening.

For information or to make an appointment, call 503-826-1100.