Debbie’s Hair Pampering going strong after 18 years

Debbie’s Hair Pampering owner Debbie Poli cuts the hair of a VIP client.

SEBASTIAN - At Debbie’s Hair Pampering in Sebastian, owner Debbie Poli raves about her staff. Some of them have been with Debbie since she started her salon.

“I am so proud of my staff,” Ms. Poli told Hometown News on a recent visit. “Melanie has been with me for 17 years. Alex has been with me for 18 years. Most of my staff has been here more than 10 years.”

Melanie is the nail tech, and she’s built a dedicated following. Melanie has won Hometown News awards five times, in part due to her mastery of nail art. The salon itself has won Hometown News’ Best Salon every year since 2012.

Debbie Poli started Debbie’s Hair Pampering in Aug., 2000, so they are now in their 19th year in River Park Plaza, on U.S. 1 in Sebastian. Her clients love the beautiful lagoon view. Debbie loves everything about the location.

“It is wonderful to have neighbors and a nice, busy plaza,” Ms. Poli said. River Park Plaza features many successful businesses, and it borders a beautiful park. There’s ample parking, and Debbie’s is handicap accessible.

In addition to the dedicated staff, Debbie’s has built a regular clientele, some of whom are drawn to Debbie’s morning and evening flexibility. The availability of early hours has helped Debbie earn a top rating of 5 out of 5 on Facebook reviews.

“I start taking clients at 7:30 in the morning, and the rest of my staff starts at 9,” Debbie said. “I’ve built a large early morning clientele, and I am so grateful for our faithful clients. There are a lot of people who have elderly or sick spouses at home, so they like to come really early in the morning, and then they’re home before their spouse is even awake.”

“A lot of men like to come in early in the morning before they go out on their boats or the golf course.”

“I think it is unique for a hair salon to offer hours that early. Many salons don’t open until 9 or 10 in the morning.”

Debbie likes to answer questions, whether you are a client or not.

“I am happy to answer any hair questions that people have,” Ms. Poli said. “Sometimes they just have questions they want answered about products or services. To me the most important thing is that people feel comfortable.”

Debbie’s stocks lots of colors and other hair products from various companies, to suit all hair types.

“I have and use a full line of Paul Mitchell products, and I also use Matrix products. I’m a Paul Mitchell Signature Salon. That means that I use all their colors and I sell all their retail. I also have full color lines of Matrix. I carry both lines to make sure we’ve got everybody’s preferences covered.”

Debbie’s offers all the other services you’d want from a salon, including clipper cuts, bangs, kid’s cut, braids, perms, wraps, color, frost, foils, waxing, manicure, pedicure, buff and polish.

“I list specials in Hometown News every week, so check our ad to see what we’re offering. We change the specials about once a month, so keep checking our ad to see new specials.”

One current special is 15 percent off any service on Wednesdays for clients 50 and older. Tuesdays are 15 percent off perms, every week. Other specials change frequently.

One staff member, Alex, is offering 15 percent off all her services for the month of November.

“We offer gift certificates, which we’re already starting to sell as Christmas gifts,” Debbie added.

Debbie’s Hair Pampering is open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thurs. night until 7 p.m. Evening hours on other days may be available by appointment. Debbie’s welcomes new clients and walk-ins.

Debbie’s Hair Pampering is located at 482 US Highway 1, Unit 6, River Park Plaza, Sebastian. For more information or an appointment, stop by or call (772) 581-0850. You can also find Debbie’s on Facebook.

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