Hilliard makes the cut

Published 1:46 am Wednesday, February 8, 2012

B.J. Hilliard, owner of Oasis Hair Salon & Spa, takes a brief break from scheduling appointments at her business Tuesday in Washington. (WDN Photo/Jonathan Clayborne)

B.J. Hilliard graduated from stylist to owner of Oasis Hair Salon & Spa in downtown Washington.
Hilliard worked at Oasis for 14 years before taking over from previous owner Mary Sue Franklin last July.
Located at 106 W. Main St., Oasis has existed at its current location for perhaps 16 to 18 years, Hilliard said.
Asked what sets her business apart from others, Hilliard pointed to quality of service and the space in which it’s rendered — the airy ground floor of a multi-story, former department-store building.
“It’s spacious and we’re not on top of each other,” she said. “Our spa services are away from other people, they’re secluded.”
Oasis employs four full-time hair stylists and a part-time masseuse.
Haircuts and styling are provided on a walk-in or appointment basis, while massages are usually done by appointment.
Services offered by Oasis include facials, manicures, pedicures, body waxing, light therapy and microdermabrasion.
Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Appointments may be made for after-hours sessions.
Oasis’ clientele isn’t limited to one sex or age group, Hilliard indicated.
“We don’t have just women,” she said. “A lot of people think that in a spa atmosphere, but we even have some men that get pedicures.”
Charlotte Hambleton is a relatively new addition to the Oasis staff.
Asked what she likes about working at the salon, the stylist answered, “The atmosphere. It’s a very welcoming, warm atmosphere.”
For more information, call Oasis at 252-975-1228 or see its fan page on Facebook.
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