By Andria BarriosShabbylogo

As a former Plant City hair stylist, Amanda Wright, owner of Shabby Chic Nail and Hair Boutique, finally moved her services to Brandon this January. After 12 years of operating out of Salon 607 of Plant City, Wright’s husband encouraged her to relocate in order to be closer to her clients. As owner of an exhaust and auto repair shop in Brandon for the past seven years, he was aware of a rental property near the shop. Since many of her clients were from the Brandon area, Wright made the move.

Six months later, she is still celebrating the success of the relocation.

“My clients and I absolutely love it,” Wright said.

The team includes Robin Barnett, hairstyling and spray tanning, Carole Soler, CND Master Nail Tech, as well as Wright. Together, they’ve mastered fresh trends and techniques.

Shabby Chic is a full service hair and nail salon with a vintage theme and a quiet, relaxing environment. This salon also offers various boutique items for customers to browse while they wait. Gifts and accessories from brands such as R & B Accessories give a unique vibe to the shop. Two rental booths for other stylists are also available.

Many salons have loud, fast-paced and stressful atmospheres, but not Shabby Chic. “It’s charming and drama free,” Wright said. “I love that I can make people look and feel better.”

A variety of Wrights customers claim that the well-tailored look achieved at Shabby Chic makes them feel great. This salon’s personal approach keeps customers coming back.

“I have many clients that thank me and hug me on their way out. It’s a great feeling,” Wright said.

Wright and her team enjoy the freedom of scheduling appointments according to their own availability. For this reason, salon hours may vary.

“With small children and a family, that is important to me,” Wright said.

Shabby Chic is offering $10 off any chemical hair service for new clients mentioning this article, as well as $5 off any nail service. For more information, call 681-7000, email shabbychichairboutique@yahoo.com or visit www.facebook.com/Shabby-Chic-Hair-Boutique/. Shabby Chic Hair Boutique is located at 111 Ridgewood Ave. in Brandon.