New salon Starr’s of Beauty to have traditional services, programs for kids, elderly
By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(March 29, 2018) Starr’s of Beauty Salon in Snow Hill “represents the community,” since it acts as a traditional hair salon and an outreach center, according to owner Starr Tingle.
Tingle operated in the same location, 102 Pearl Street, five years ago and is preparing to reopen officially there next month.
“It was called ‘Starr’s of Beauty Salon and Kids Spa,’ but I shortened it because it’s not just for kids – it’s for adults, it’s for the elderly, it’s for anyone that wants to come in,” she said. “It was such a success [previously] that, when I left, people cried – I even cried.
“It made such a great impact that I felt it was needed,” Tingle added.
The salon has haircuts, coloring and braiding, but Tingle said she is also working with vocational students, volunteers and teaching assistants to bring programs for needy children and the elderly.
“A lot of the kids are bored and don’t have anything to do, so I’m putting things on the map for them to do,” Tingle said.
Tingle also offers in-home services for seniors.
“For people who can’t come out, that don’t have rides or can’t walk or are wheelchair-bound, I’ll bring my services to them with my student-assistants, that way they can see people from all walks of life,” Tingle said.
“Some of the elderly don’t have people who come visit, or they feel people gave up on them, or feel like they’re a bother, and I don’t want them to feel that way,” she continued. “Mainly, they just want someone to talk to. Their hair is perfect – they don’t need their hair done, but they want someone to talk to, so I donate an hour of my time and I do their hair. And they like to talk to the kids.”
Tingle said she is always looking for additional volunteers and workers who “have the same ambitions and goals that I have.”
“Mainly what I’m doing here is helping everyone to grow clientele, as well as do a lot of community service events – not just doing hair,” she said. “This is just a base, a foundation, and we go all over the community and as far as Wilmington.
“I feel that this area is looked down on, not only Snow Hill but the Eastern Shore, because people think it’s a slow area and there’s nothing to do,” Tingle continued. “I chose Snow Hill because I see a difference that I can make and a lot of people can make, and we can build up this community. That’s my vision.”
Tingle said she is training staff and plans to officially open by April 1. The salon is open now for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Starr’s of Beauty offers children’s spa specials on Mondays and Saturdays, featuring discounted haircuts, manicures and pedicures.
To volunteer or inquire about outreach programs, contact Tingle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/starr.tingle.5, or call 302-304-2413. Walk-in inquiries are also welcome, after April 1.