April 24, 2012 Posted by admin in Business, Lifestyle, Local, News, Stories
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Monica’s Salon in Big Sky to expand treatment offerings

By Abbie Digel, Explorebigsky.com Editor

BIG SKY – At some point in our lives, we all begin to age. The skin around our eyes sags, and fine lines begin to appear.

In Montana, where so many of us are active and spend time outdoors, it’s especially important to take good care of our skin, says Christy Skaggs, an esthetician in Big Sky. That’s why Skaggs this April partnered with Monica Eck, owner of Monica’s Salon in Big Sky.

The skin and spa addition to Monica’s Salon will be in the same location, on the top floor of the RJS Tower building, by the Big Sky Medical Clinic. Eck, who has owned and run her salon for two years, revamped the back relaxation room in the salon to make space for the new treatments. They added a door and roof enclosing the back room, and hung art from Creighton Block Gallery, also located in the Town Center.

In addition to the hair, nail and face waxing treatments Eck offers, Skaggs will provide facial and body waxing, tinting, facials, chemical peels and ad-on services like foot scrubs. She will also offer free consultations, where she can review and adjust clients’ skin care plans, and help find the right products for their skin types.

“We stop producing collagen at age 15, and around age 20 our skin starts to age. It’s important to learn how to take care of our skin,” Skaggs said.

Skaggs is excited about also offering event makeup, which she says is a perfect compliment to Eck’s event hair services.

A 2009 graduate of Bozeman Healworks Institute, Skaggs began working as an esthetician in Big Sky shortly after she finished school. At this new location, Skaggs has lower overhead, can offer lower prices, and is going to make herself available “whenever clients need me.” She will be available for services six to seven days a week, even during the off-season.

Monica’s Salon is the only location in the Meadow to get hair and skin treatments in the same spot, Eck says, and “we make a great team.”