A new owner takes the helm at Main Street Hair Design

by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

Barb Peckham, who has been an owner of Main Street Hair Design for the past 35 years, and her business partner Diana Leitner, an owner for the past 31 years, have been considering selling the salon for some time. “But it had to be the right person for us and for the new owner,” Leitner reasoned.
That right person just happened to be part of the Main Street Hair Design team.
Ricki Fountain, a Northview cosmetology graduate with 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetology, has been with MSHD since March of 2019. “In that time, Ricki has shown a passion for her clients and the business of MSHD that is reminiscent of the excitement and care that Barb and I have held all these years. It is a bittersweet step but one we are confident it is time to take,” Leitner stated.

Fountain will retain the business organization name as Main Street Hair Design but will rename the location as Main Street Salon and Spa to encompass the expansion she plans to make. “I am adding two more hair stations along with two more nail stations and plan to add a cosmetic technician as well to enhance our salon and spa capabilities,” Fountain explained. She plans to carry new “green” products in addition to the line now available.
“Ricki has started off with a bang, making changes to make it hers, good changes I might add. I am confident that we picked well and she will be an asset to downtown,” Peckham said.
While the interior facility might look a bit different and there will be a few new faces, the stylists Micki Spangler, Vicki Peckham, Suzanne Ulinski, Melissa Gordon, Barb Peckham and Diana Leitner will continue to be at their stations.
Leitner remembers joining her partner in January, 1989. “I bought my half of the partnership from Karen Brint, Barb’s first partner, who wanted to move from the area. Barb and I met for coffee a couple of times, which I am sure was to approve me before I purchased the partnership. Actually, we did not know each other at all when we started on this journey,” Leitner recalled. That journey also included the purchase of the building in 2006, which the partners will continue to own.
“However, we are incredibly grateful to have had the privilege of offering top quality services through a gifted group of providers for so many years and we now have the joy of passing that baton on to Ricki. We anticipate welcoming our clients and new patrons, no longer as owners, but now in support of Ricki as she brings forward her energy and new ideas that are sure to successfully carry Main Street Hair Designs into the future,” the former owners agreed.

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