Salon plans to expand services

By Keisha Howerth

Salon 7 hopes to appeal to more students with its recent move from Third Street.

The beauty salon, 901 Lucinda Ave. #G, had its grand re-opening over the weekend, and the stylists are getting settled in at the location.

Salon 7 will expand its services to clothing with the launch of N’Dulgence Boutique in March. N’Dulgence Boutique owner Ericka Kane said the boutique will sell women’s vintage clothes and accessories. Kane also designs some of the pieces she sells.

“We’re happy to be here and look forward to sharing our talent with NIU,” said Salon 7 owner Veronica Farrell-Cornett.

Farrell-Cornett has more than 20 years of experience in hair and has been in business with Salon 7 for 10 years. The beauty salon also has stylists who can work with any hair textures.

“We do weaves, color, braids, locks; we do it all,” Farrell-Cornett said.

Other services Salon 7 provides include hair and eyelash extensions, eyebrow enhancements, make-up application and manicures. The salon also sells jewelry. Stylist Kali Rockingham said nothing is more than $7.

Rockingham sells earrings brought in from Chicago and bracelets made by her mother. Her main focus at the salon is eyelash extensions.

“I can cater to everyone,” Rockingham said. “Most people with glasses can’t get lashes because of the length, and some can’t get lashes that match their hair color, and I am able to help them with that.”

Gabrielle Crump, a stylist who has worked at Salon 7 for a year, said the stylists act as part of a sisterhood and help each other out.

“There’s competition in this field, but we don’t have that here,” Crump said. “Sometimes I might not be available for a certain client, so someone else can step in for me. We share clients.”

Farrell-Cornett said the stylists want to accommodate their clients and meet their needs as much as possible.

“It’s a relaxing atmosphere,” Rockingham said. “It’s good to be in an area with a good vibe.”