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Stylists Kullmann, Chavez grateful for support of new business by Sandy community

PMG FILE PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Sarah Chavez and Shelly Kullmann opened The Beauty Room on Feb. 13 last year. This time last year, hair stylist Shelly Kullmann got a hair salon for her birthday: The Beauty Room.

A year later, both owners Kullmann and Sarah Chavez have received the anniversary gift of a nomination for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce's Sandy Area Sensational Business Award.

The Beauty Room, 38795 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, has been nominated along with Ascent Physical Therapy and Frank Saniti Painting.

"It's cool that this is falling around our year mark," Kullmann said. "It's been an amazing experience."

Kullmann has been in the cosmetology industry for 28 years.

"Being self-employed is amazing when you have a family," Kullmann said. "You don't have to miss anything. Plus, I just love the beauty industry as a package."

Chavez, 36, who has four children attending Oregon Trail School District schools, said she has always appreciated working locally to be close to her kids, and loves "being such a big part of the community" as a business owner.

"Everyone who comes in here loves it," Kullmann explained. "People say it's warm, friendly and they love the décor. It's cool working in Sandy because it's a small community and everybody knows everybody."

"We like to stay up on trends and on our education as stylists," Chavez added.

The salon offers cuts, color, permanents, eyelash extensions and facial waxing for women, and employs six stylists.

During the past year, Kullmann and Chavez's main contributions have been donations to the Oregon Trail Academy auction.

"We like to give back to the community and be involved," Chavez said. "Thank you to the community for being so supportive of us as well."

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