Shine Salon opens in North Scituate

Shine Salon opens in North Scituate

Shine Salon is now open at 177 Danielson Pike in North Scituate. At the new location are owner Stephanie Piccolo, left, and stylist Mina Rodopoulos. (Valley Breeze & Observer photo by Kayla Panu)

NORTH SCITUATE - After of working for 25 years as a hairdresser, Stephanie Piccolo thought it was time to open her own business.

Her new Shine Salon opened on Oct. 23 at 177 Danielson Pike in North Scituate, sandwiched between a dress shop and a children's boutique.

Piccolo was not alone in her endeavor as she had her best friend, Mina Rodopoulos, by her side. They met as hairdressers at the Lincoln Mall in Lincoln and became like sisters Piccolo said. The salon is Piccolo's but Rodopoulos works with her and they had help from both families.

Piccolo's husband and Rodopoulos are both in real estate and investment property. Rodopoulos found the building and Piccolo's husband helped with the remodeling. The building is thought to be the oldest building in Scituate, said Piccolo.

"Everything was local including the contractor and the landscaper," Piccolo said. "It was all small business people."

Right now Piccolo and Rodopoulos are the only employees but do want to expand. Their focus right now is all hair services including waxing. They are hoping to get into doing nails soon.

They said they are pleased that 90 percent of their clientele has followed them to North Scituate, some from Narragansett up to Massachusetts.

Despite being overwhelmed with a new business, Piccolo and Rodopoulos are happy with the result so far.

Shine Salon is closed on Sundays and Mondays but is open the rest of the week. On Tuesday and Fridays they are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

They do take walk-ins if they are available but appointments are preferred and they can be reached at 401-764-5920.

"Our main goal was to have a place where people felt welcomed and warm with all the extra touches," Rodopoulos said.