J. Brewer & Co Hair Studio opened its doors on July 3, 2001 in a 600 sq. ft. office space with four hair stylists. After six months, owner and stylist Jennifer Brewer knew the salon would need more space soon. Two and a half years later, they moved to a new space on Cox Street, with 1,200 sq. ft., eight stylists and added a nail technician.
Six years later, with the cost of commercial rent on the rise, they began looking for a piece of property to purchase. A mutual friend told Jennifer about a shopping center that was being built on the west side of Asheboro and they were selling the units instead of renting them. After several meetings with the builders, they purchased the two prime spots on the end of the building and construction began.
In 2010 J. Brewer and Co. relocated once again to the West Pointe Shopping Center located at 323-A Highway 49 S. The new salon was 2,000 sq. ft. with 12 stylists, and 2 nail technicians. The new salon is well appointed and has a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Over the past several years, the salon has continued to grow through their wonderful clientele, and now has a staff of 24 people, including a Salon Assistant, three Saturday Assistants, 12 full-time hair stylists, 3 part-time hair stylists, 2 nail technicians and a formal team. In addition to the success of the salon, Jennifer is currently working on another project which will add a lot of diversity to the salon, and Asheboro, but that’s a totally different story for another issue at a later time.
“I will say this; I am excited about the future of the beauty industry in this area, and mentoring this upcoming generation.”
J. Brewer is a full service hair salon, including hair for weddings, proms and other formal occasions. They also offer hair extensions, smoothing treatments, the latest in cuts & colors available, as well as waxing, gel & acrylic manicures and other salon services.
In addition to attending many hair classes throughout the year to stay on top of the newest trends and techniques, Jennifer and her staff also host classes at the salon.
Demand for formal services grew so much that Jennifer created a formal team, consisting of members of her own staff and other salons in town. The formal team can provide services to the bridal party at the salon, or they can travel to the location of the wedding, whether it’s at the beach or the mountains. The travel fee is based on the location of the event, and the number of the team needed. They can accommodate hair & make-up needs for large or small weddings, proms or other formal events.
In addition to hair and nails, the salon has a make-up artist, Amanda Foster, who works by appointment only. Make-up consultations are $50/hour and Amanda can help you change your look, update your style or give you application pointers for today’s fresh looks.
J. Brewer & Co. Hair Studio is a very education oriented salon, and every stylist is certified in their special area of interest. In addition to the classes, Jennifer enjoys mentoring up and coming stylists and high school students who are interested in the industry. While working with Jennifer, they learn poise and professionalism, and how to treat clients with respect and dignity. Jennifer currently has three Saturday assistants, who rotate weekends. She trains them in people skills, shows them how to have a job and be responsible to both the clients and an employer. She has been mentoring for 10 years, and it’s been very rewarding on a personal level.
“Mentoring is a desire that the Lord laid on my heart several years ago, and I love it! Watching young talent blossom and grow in ability and confidence literally inspires me on the challenging days.” Jennifer told me. “The next generation of people coming into the beauty industry need us, as seasoned professionals, to mentor them and believe in them. Not just talk AT them, but model how to build a successful business. To really take the time to affirm them in their strengths and to patiently mentor them in the areas they need growth! This is a competitive industry, and I believe we need to equip the next generation through mentorship to be successful.”
J. Brewer & Co. Hair Salon recently won the 2017 Courier Tribune’s Readers Choice award for Best Hair Salon. Jennifer also feels blessed to have won the Reader’s Choice best Hair Stylist award. “I am extremely grateful for this award, considering my staff and so many other stylists in this area are so amazing and deserving!”
The salon staff is also involved in the community, and in the Spring and Fall they sell t-shirts, the proceeds of which go back to the community in the form of support for breast cancer and helping people in need.
J. Brewer & Co. Hair Salon is open Monday – Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm (varies based on appointments). Conveniently located at 323-A Highway 49 S, you can reach them by phone to set up an appointment at (336) 626-4247. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/J.BrewerandCompany, or follow them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jbrewerandcohairstudio.