By Michelle Talsma Everson and Jenna-Lee Neff
Photos by Kimberly Carrillo
To Northwest Peoria residents Linda Awdisho and her husband Steve, it’s all about supporting the local community. As owners of the Salon Blissful family of locations (three in Peoria and one in Mesa), their latest venture is a Salon Blissful location right here in the Upper Westside, located at 8265 W. Happy Valley Road, Suite 105.
A grand opening event is planned for March 19.
This new locale features a full-service hair, skin, and medical spa, and is the answer to many Upper Westside residents requesting a business like this in the area.
Meeting Local Demand
“We did a survey and many people in 85383 wanted a local medical spa,” Linda Awdisho says. “By opening our third Peoria location in Northwest Peoria we are giving the community what they asked for—a locally owned medical spa right where they live, work and shop. We live here too and are excited for the convenience of this new location.”
Awdisho notes that the Northwest Peoria location of Salon Blissful is not a day spa but a medical spa focused on making a results-driven difference in the lives of its customers. What’s the difference? At Salon Blissful’s new med spa location not only do they offer haircut and color services, but also professional medical-oriented services such as microneedling, dermaplaning, hydrafacials, botox injections and fillers, and more.
“All of our service providers have at least three or more years of experience and there is always a nurse or esthetician on staff,” Awdisho explains. “Our front desk staff is also very knowledgeable, and we are always open to giving potential new clients and interested community members a free consultation and tour of the new location at their comfort level.”
The new Northwest Peoria Salon Blissful location is very high end and luxurious, with chandeliers, high ceilings, and relaxing spa music. This is on purpose as Salon Blissful looks to set itself apart from other salons in the area and bring a bit of luxury to Northwest Peoria.
“Our salons are upscale quality without the upscale price,” she says. “Our clients also get to enjoy the ambiance of an upscale experience without having to drive all the way into Scottsdale.”
Business Growth and In-Demand Services
An active and involved business owner, Awdisho balances her time between all four locations, and can often be found at the new Northwest Peoria locale. She shares that she relocated to Arizona in 2005 and has been a licensed stylist for 25 years. In 2015, she and her husband purchased the original Salon Blissful located in Mesa before expanding into Peoria in 2017 and again in 2019. They continued expanding to the third Peoria location recently and they have also taken client haircare solutions virtual by creating an online store where customers can purchase well-known, popular brands of hair care and styling products that will be delivered right to their door.
Awdisho says that some of the most popular services they offer include balayage and highlighting for hair and facial fillers like Botox in the medical spa. Another popular skin treatment offered at the medical spa is the hydrafacial, a noninvasive service that deep cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates skin. She adds that Salon Blissful is one of the few medical spas in the West Valley to utilize the state-of-the-art machine.
“We are well known in the Peoria community,” says Awdisho. “Like our other two Peoria locations, we strive to provide the best customer service experience for our clients. We want them to leave loving the service they received.”
The couple plans to continue to grow the Salon Blissful brand in coming years, increasing the accessibility to jobs for stylists and medical spa professionals across the Phoenix metro area.
“Steve and I would like to be known as a major salon employer in the local market,” she explains. “Our salons have a combination of commission and independent stylists.”
“I am in the industry, I’m not just a salon owner,” she continues. “I live and breathe the hair industry. So, I treat my staff the way I want to be treated.”
Awdisho says that quality compensation and treatment stylists receive at Salon Blissful keeps turnover low, allowing the company to continue growing as well as building strong client relationships where clients can work continuously with one stylist to meet their haircare needs and goals. “We take care of our employees; therefore, they take care of their clients,” she says.
Connect with the Northwest Peoria Salon Blissful Location
“We are family-owned and operated, a married team who are also Northwest Peoria residents,” Awdisho says about what she’d like locals to know. “We look forward to serving Northwest Peoria residents and connecting with the community.”
Salon Blissful’s new Northwest Peoria location can be found at 8265 W. Happy Valley Road, Suite 105. To view available services or book an appointment, visit salonblissful.com. To keep up with the latest news and updates, follow Salon Blissful’s North Peoria location on Facebook @salonblissfulhappyvalley and Instagram @salonblissful_happyvalley.
This content is sponsored by Salon Blissful.