Ten years ago, Rachael Geib’s dream came true when she opened SalonSalon of Charleston, located on Houston Northcutt Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.
“I always wanted to be a hair dresser. My grandparents were barbers in the service,” Geib explained. “For my whole life, it has always been my passion. I worked hard to get where I am, and I love what I do.”
Geib and SalonSalon’s seven employees specialize in hair, makeup, nails, pedicures and waxing. But Geib has steered her business to be much more than just a place to go for beauty treatments.
“Being part of the community is so important to me. We volunteer with the March of Dimes, Pet Helpers, Alzheimer’s, Susan G. Komen, the Shriners and more,” she said. “Part of what makes us so successful is that we give back to the community that gives so much to us.”
SalonSalon has even provided free hair and makeup to the lucky winners of a wedding giveaway for the launch of local author Mary Alice Monroe’s “A Lowcountry Wedding.”
Most of all, Geib finds inspiration through her work.
“All of us have been there; if your hair’s not good, you get down and out,” she laughed. “I am a therapist, a counselor, a friend, a sister, a mother. It’s a great feeling to be able to brighten someone’s life.”