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One-stop beauty provided at Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon

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By Kirsten Laskey

People’s days of driving to the salon to get a haircut and then driving to the masseuse for massage are over. Now, everything from a haircut to a facial is provided at Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon.Owner Connie Valdez has wielded the scissors for 18 years and massaged people’s muscles for four years. Before opening her own salon Jan. 7, she rented booths in 12 different beauty parlors and rented rooms in businesses to do her massages.“Instead of paying different rents, I decided I might as well pay my own lease,” she said.In addition to having a single lease, another aspect of being a business owner that Valdez said she enjoys is “bringing comfort to my clients.”Valdez added a lot of her clients have followed her throughout her career.At her new business, Valdez offers haircuts, perms, hair coloring and “any kind of hair need.” She also performs facial waxing, facials, Swedish massage, hot stone massage and therapeutic massage.Valdez also offers her services as a cosmetologist.Providing several different services under one roof is what Valdez said will set Over Your Head apart from other beauty salons in the area.“I’m a cosmetologist and a massage therapist (and) here in Los Alamos, I think that’s what’s going to set me apart,” she said.Valdez got into the industry at an early age – right out of high schoolEver since, she said, “I’ve enjoyed working with people. I feel I am a people person.”While training in cosmetology, Valdez said she taught how to do facials.After adding facials to her services, Valdez said she provided arm, foot and scalp massages. She added her customers really like the facials and encouraged her to move forward as a masseuse. “So my clients are the ones that encourage me to pursue becoming a massage therapist,” Valdez said.As a massage therapist, she said, “I love making people feel good with their health and well-being.”Valdez will host an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. During the open house, there will be three give-away gifts. One will be a haircut, another will be a facial and a third prize will be a massage.Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon is located at 1460 Trinity Drive, Suite 5, behind Urgent Care. Regular hours are 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours are by appointment.For more information, call 660-2925.