In most cases, a woman goes to a hairdresser when she wants her hair done, but Valerie's Mobile Hair brings salon services to women at their homes.
Valerie Spengler, of New Milford, has been a licensed cosmetologist for 25 years. She once owned Hair Extraordinaire, a salon in Sherman she operated for more than a decade.
In October, she introduced Valerie's Mobile Hair.
"As a busy mother of two boys, I know firsthand the importance of convenience and value," said Ms. Spengler, 43.
Having a mobile hair business allows Ms. Spengler to make her own schedule, avoid overhead costs and not wait for clients.
Now she offers the same services she did in her salon to women, men and children in the privacy of their homes. Some of those services include haircuts, hair color, perms and waxing, she said.
Ms. Spengler's coverage area includes New Milford, Gaylordsville, Sherman, Washington, Roxbury, Bridgewater and Southbury. She also facilitates manicure and pedicure parties.
Ms. Spengler said she offers discounts to senior citizens and tries to keep prices comparable to salons. She also offers gift certificates.
Rita Butera, 80, of Brookfield has been one of Ms. Spengler's clients for about a month. Ms. Butera said she likes Ms. Spengler because of her honesty.
Ms. Butera once wanted a perm, but Ms. Spengler told her that if she got the perm chemicals in her hair, her thinning hair might fall out even more or become kinky.
"I was disappointed, but she was so honest," Ms.Butera said.
Instead, Ms. Spengler gave Ms. Butera a simple cut to give shape to her hair, she said.
Ms. Butera was certain her previous stylist would have given her the perm.
"God knows what the result would have been," she said.
In addition to being honest, Ms.Spengler is credited by Ms. Butera with being soft spoken and willing to cater to clients.
"She's in the perfect business for her personality," she said.
To make an appointment with Valerie Spengler, call 203-947-2635 or visit valeriesmobilehair.com. She is also willing to do consultations and answer questions via Skype.
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