The former Jessamine Hairstyling will take on a new name reflecting its history as a family business May 1 as a mother passes ownership to her daughter.
Kelly Combs is purchasing the business at 721 E. Maple St. and naming it Generations Salon. The shop was opened by Combs’ great-grandmother, Marietta Hager, in the 1930s, and it has stayed in the family through Combs’ grandmother, Vedis Reynolds, and Combs’ mother, Marilyn Welch.
“I’ve always wanted to take it over, so I just made the decision that now was the time to make some transitions,” Combs said. “It was a major decision for me to change the name, but I thought changing it and updating it was a must.”
The updating will include extended hours, as the shop will stay open into the evenings Tuesday through Friday and be open all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Combs said hairdressers may go to homes on Mondays.