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Two experienced stylists form partnership

Tina Lippert and Peggy Hoffner own A Creative Mix salon. BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE

Two experienced Detroit Lakes hairstylists now have their own salon.

Tina Lippert and Peggy Hoffner are partners in A Creative Mix Hair and Nail Studio, located near Jack Chivers Realty just south of L&M Fleet on Highway 59 South. They each have more than 20 years of experience as hairstylists.

Their new salon opened May 28.

“I think we were both just ready to expand to more services, things we didn’t have room for in the last place,” Lippert said.

That includes pedicures, manicures, facials and tanning services.

“More of a full-service salon,” she said.

Both worked at Hair & Company, among other salons, Hoffner for 17 years, Lippert for eight years.

Their new place is located at the site of the former Studio 59 salon, so the layout was designed with a salon in mind.

There are currently four stations at the salon, but it will soon roughly double in size with the addition of space becoming available next door. Lake Region Builders Association will relocate Aug. 31.

That extra salon space will either be used for tanning and other services or used to add more stylist stations.

“We’re looking for stylists, we have room for two, maybe three full time stylists now,” Hoffner said. “We will have room to grow if we need it — if not, we will have other services in there.”

New stylists must have manager-operator licenses, since they will be independent operators renting space, not employees.

The salon offers cuts, perms, highlights and other hair services. Hoffner also does acrylic nails.

A full line of salon products is also available, including sprays, creams, gels, shampoos and conditioners from Paul Mitchell, Crew, Malibu, Bed Head, Matrix, and Redken products for men.

“It’s what we use or our customers ask for,” Hoffner said. “We can special order for people if they want something we don’t have, and we’re offering 25 percent off on all retail through July.”

A Creative Mix opens for business at 9 a.m. on weekdays. It is open until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Appointments are available on Saturdays.