by Mike Knaak
Three women who became friends when they were students at Sartell High School have plans to double the size of their salon business with a move to a new location.
Sisters Alex and Jackie Hyndman and Nikki Kruger started Poppy Salon in Waite Park five years ago. By April 1, the women plan to move to a new site just east of 10th Avenue N. on Great Oak Drive.
The salon space will be twice as big and the women plan to increase the staff from about 20 to between 40 and 50 stylists and managers.
The new location will keep what they call a “comfortable, welcoming feel” and sleek, polished style with a rustic edge.
The new site offers more parking and easier street access from two entrances.
“We’ve always prided ourselves on customer service and a really great team that treats each employee like family,” Jackie Hyndman said.
The new space will include 20 styling stations, a dedicated spray tan room and a treatment room for body waxing and massage.