Serenity Salon celebrates 10 years of service


Irene Torres, KP News

Serenity Salon co-owner Rachelle Erdt, watches as hairdresser Corina Henry applies a full foil treatment to add new dimension of color to her hair. Photo by Ed Johnson, KP News

Earth-toned walls set the mood in the Serenity Salon and Spa.

It is a cozy place where clients are welcomed with tea or espresso and a smile.

Located on State Route 302 near Minter Creek, the building housed Collins gas station and garage in the 1920s. Later it served as a video store, then a pizza restaurant, and was purchased in the early 2000s by the owners of Ravensara –– a locally-owned coffee stand.

The popular salon leases the front section of the space. On April 5, the Serenity Salon celebrated 10 years of business at this location.

Co-owners Tracey Hasenbuhler-Oliveira and Rachelle Erdt hosted a Key Peninsula Business Association social to mark the occasion.

They want clients to know they will be open during upcoming road construction which will permanently block their current driveway. A new entry is being planned to allow vehicles to enter the parking lot from 118th Street, as a left turn lane is added at the intersection.

Serenity is a full-service salon for hair, nails and aesthetics.

They provide manicures, pedicures, and apply acrylic nails. They give haircuts and permanent waves, and apply hair coloring and foils. They also offer paraffin hand dips, and face and body waxing. Three pedicure chairs and a make-up station are set in a room off the main salon, offering a degree of quiet and privacy. To complement their services, the owners said they are looking for a massage therapist, either as an employee or to lease a station.

Hasenbuhler-Oliveira compounds bath salts and foot scrubs for use during pedicures. She is an artist who crafts jewelry.

Her Kruk-id Stitches line includes beaded earrings, necklaces, hair clips, beach glass pieces and rock hangers. She supports local artists, several of whom have work displayed for sale in the salon, along with her own creations. She also offers a line of aromatherapy calming scent pouches, as thoughtful last-minute gifts.

Both owners live on the Key Peninsula. Erdt has been in the beauty business for 25 years and is licensed for all services available at Serenity Salon. Stylist Corina Henry, a seven-year employee of the salon, lives in Gig Harbor near Fox Island. Tanya Ames travels to work from her home in Tacoma to style hair. Both are employees of the shop. They all take walk-in customers, subject to already-scheduled appointments. Clients who make four referrals are rewarded with a free haircut. Gift certificates are available.

To continue their anniversary special, they have agreed to take 20 percent off any hair service during the month of May.

“We are all very thankful that we were able to get our voices heard within the state planning. We are thankful for the upcoming road improvements for the safety of our community. We are thankful that we will continue doing business on the Key Peninsula,” Hasenbuhler-Oliveira said.

For hours and information, call (253) 841-0009