By Melanie Mizenko - [email protected]

BeaUnique Salon is open for business under the leadership of 21-year-old Haley Hughes

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Family and friends of Haley Hughes are gathered in her new beauty salon, BeaUnique Salon, which held its grand opening on May 19 in Hanover Township. Her father Chris Hughes, of Bear Creek, hand crafted most of the wood interior including this waterfall that runs between two plates of glass
Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, makes appointments for family members at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Hughes had family and friends stop by to help her celebrate the grand opening of her new beauty salon.
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Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, smiles as her aunt, Essie Harrison, hands her a bag of handcrafted nail files she made for Hughes to give out to her customers at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19.
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Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, gives her great-grandfather Lou Petrovich, 89, a kiss goodbye with his daughter Rosanne by his side. Hughes had friends and family join her for the grand opening of her business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19.
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Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, makes appointments for family members at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Hughes had family and friends stop by to help her celebrate the grand opening of her new beauty salon.
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HANOVER TWP. — A new hair and beauty salon celebrated its opening with an official launch May 19.

BeaUnique Salon LLC, on Oxford Street, is run by 21-year-old Haley Hughes.

Hughes, a native of Wilkes-Barre, graduated from GAR and then Empire Beauty Salon, in Moosic.

“I graduated (beauty school) within 10 months,” Hughes said. She graduated with a cosmetology degree, allowing her to do hair, skin and nails.

The salon has two each of hair, manicure and pedicure chairs — one for Hughes, one for her employee, Jordan Woyanio.

Woyanio knew she wanted to work for Hughes.

“As soon as I met her, we instantly got along,” Wyoanio said.

Hughes and Woyanio met when they worked at Lighten Up, a now-defunct salon in Nanticoke.

Hughes was motivated to open a salon.

“I knew I had to do it,” she said. “It was perfect timing.”

It took roughly six months to renovate the salon. Her father, retired Wilkes-Barre firefighter Chris Hughes, helped with the renovations. The salon’s decor is wood, giving it a “homey” feel.

“He built everything,” Hughes said, praising her father.

Having the salon in Hanover Township provides “a happy medium” for her clients. She admitted she was afraid that if she stayed in Nanticoke, she wouldn’t attract a Wilkes-Barre base and if she “went too far into Wilkes-Barre,” she would lose her Nanticoke clients.

Hughes was grateful for community and family support during the opening and while renovating the salon. During the opening, Hughes’ aunt, Essie Harrison, gave her handcrafted nail files, which will be given out to customers until they’re gone.

“My family, friends and boyfriend have all be so supportive,” she said.

Eventually, Hughes hopes to forgo the renter status and eventually expand to create a salon and day spa in the Desiderio Professional Complex, where the salon currently is.

They’re open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Currently the wait times aren’t long to make an appointment, but Hughes said “it may change.”

Reach Melanie Mizenko at 570-991-6116 or on Twitter @TL_MMizenko

BeaUnique Salon specializes in hair and nails

By Melanie Mizenko

[email protected]

Family and friends of Haley Hughes are gathered in her new beauty salon, BeaUnique Salon, which held its grand opening on May 19 in Hanover Township. Her father Chris Hughes, of Bear Creek, hand crafted most of the wood interior including this waterfall that runs between two plates of glass
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052016beauniquesalon4-1.jpgFamily and friends of Haley Hughes are gathered in her new beauty salon, BeaUnique Salon, which held its grand opening on May 19 in Hanover Township. Her father Chris Hughes, of Bear Creek, hand crafted most of the wood interior including this waterfall that runs between two plates of glass

Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, makes appointments for family members at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Hughes had family and friends stop by to help her celebrate the grand opening of her new beauty salon.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052016beauniquesalon3-1.jpgHaley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, makes appointments for family members at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Hughes had family and friends stop by to help her celebrate the grand opening of her new beauty salon. Sean McKeag | Weekender

Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, smiles as her aunt, Essie Harrison, hands her a bag of handcrafted nail files she made for Hughes to give out to her customers at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052016beauniquesalon2-1.jpgHaley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, smiles as her aunt, Essie Harrison, hands her a bag of handcrafted nail files she made for Hughes to give out to her customers at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Sean McKeag | Weekender

Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, gives her great-grandfather Lou Petrovich, 89, a kiss goodbye with his daughter Rosanne by his side. Hughes had friends and family join her for the grand opening of her business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052016beauniquesalon1-1.jpgHaley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, gives her great-grandfather Lou Petrovich, 89, a kiss goodbye with his daughter Rosanne by his side. Hughes had friends and family join her for the grand opening of her business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Sean McKeag | Weekender

Haley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, makes appointments for family members at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Hughes had family and friends stop by to help her celebrate the grand opening of her new beauty salon.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052016beauniquesalon3-cmyk-1.jpgHaley Hughes, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, right, makes appointments for family members at her new business, BeaUnique Salon, in Hanover Township on May 19. Hughes had family and friends stop by to help her celebrate the grand opening of her new beauty salon. Sean McKeag | Weekender

Reach Melanie Mizenko at 570-991-6116 or on Twitter @TL_MMizenko