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Adele Salon in Hastings gets a new look

Jenni Deal has owned Adele Salon, located at 213 Sibley Street, for about seven years. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Adele Salon recently went through a facelift giving the space a new rustic eclectic vibe, according to owner Jenni Deal.2 / 2

Adele Salon, located at 219 Sibley Street, recently had a facelift.

After seven years at the same location, it was time for a new look and the changes are visible on the inside and outside of the building.

Adele has been located in downtown Hastings since 2010. Owner of the salon, Jenni Deal, said that her and her team got to choose the paint color for the outside of the building. Adele Salon, named after Deal's mother, chose the color green.

Green was her favorite color, Deal said.

The decision to renovate came after Adele Salon opted out of the purchase of their own building. Earlier in the year, Deal and her team of Meighan Reichstadt and Jenny Satchell had asked the city to rezone a property at 313 Ramsey St. that would allow them to move the salon into the building's main floor. While the city eventually approved the rezoning request, Deal said that there were more restrictions than they realized.

"Apparently when you rezone something and even though the building is on the current historical society site, it's not grandfathered in when you rezone it," Deal said.

Deal said that one of the things they would have had to do was enlarge the bathroom — something that didn't work with their plans due to the already limited space. She said that she also felt it would take away from the historical value of the building. It was at that point that they made the decision to stay at their current location and do some renovations.

The new space is what Deal calls "rustic eclectic with a little industrial fitted in." There is a lot more open space after taking out the back wall that used to separate the hair styling area from the nails. The salon is now wide open and they even added a second pedicure station.

One of her favorite new features is the original brick wall that is now exposed. It took two days to chip away at the wall that was covering it up, but now it adds some character to the space.

Deal said that she also loves the sign on the back wall that says the name of the salon. She found an Etsy artist that created the letters for the Adele sign. The letters were created in just the right font and she attached them to some repurposed wood from one of the walls that they took out from another area of the salon.

"I love it, I could not have anticipated any better the outcome," Deal said.

To celebrate and showcase the new remodel, Adele Salon will host an open house Aug. 5 from 2-5 p.m. There will be appetizers, cocktails and some prizes.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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