SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Previously this week, South Windsor Patch questioned readers to nominate their preferred area small business for Small business of the Yr. A lot of South Windsor corporations have managed to navigate the turbulence of 2020 with steadfast determination and an unwavering motivation to the consumers they provide.
A fifty percent-dozen submissions were gained raving about the Batik Salon at 1004 Sullivan Ave. Most praised how house owners Audrey and Matthew Butler extended by themselves higher than and past the bare minimum requirements thrust on salons at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Because founding the salon in 1998, Audrey has obtained accolades as a learn colorist, with her get the job done staying showcased in Vogue, Glamour, Elle and Attract magazines. Matthew has been explained as “a consummate perfectionist.” They, put together with associates Lisa Ramos, Katie Zajaczkowski and Janine LeDonne, comprise a passionate and proficient team of experts dedicated to stunning hair and exemplary support.
Here are excerpts from some of the nominations gained in favor of Batik Salon.
- “The owners of Batik Salon, Audrey and Matt, have been diligent in creating a harmless and snug position for their staff members and consumers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have, and keep on to, present a structured COVID-19 protocol when still giving their clients a comforting respite from the outside the house environment difficulties. This in by itself has been a significant accomplishment, but add that achievement to the presently founded knowledgeable and artistic hairstyling companies they deliver, and Batik Salon is a winner. I have been a consumer for in excess of 20 several years. I have total self-confidence in the Batik Salon workers. Audrey and Matt retain me “beautified” in a safe, welcoming and upbeat environment. In these uncertain occasions, I love paying out a little bit of time as soon as a month figuring out somebody has my very best fascination at heart.” – Betty Poythress
- “During these unparalleled moments, it is not simple to find a organization the place you sense well being and security is a precedence. Batik Salon has place overall health and safety at the forefront of their business enterprise design. Their staff members is qualified and upbeat. Their protocols have been followed diligently and their support is exceptional. When you go away, not only does your hair glance gorgeous, but you really feel protected in the reality that they get their overall health department license severely.” – Nicoleen Lacy
- “I am nominating Batik Salon because of their rigorous concentration on preserving their consumers safe from infection during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though retaining a pleasant do the job natural environment. I switched to Batik Salon in September 2020 for my haircuts immediately after not feeling well secured from COVID-19 at my previous barber store of practically 40 yrs. Matt and Audrey have a hugely structured and properly-disciplined approach to defend their clients and their staff, considerably closer to a medical facility than a magnificence salon. Setting up with arriving for the appointment and waiting to be called, every single customer initially has his/her temperature taken, then requested to sanitize fingers, then specified a new mask and questioned to deposit keys, phone, etc. into a plastic bag. Only then is the shopper escorted to the chair in the spotless clear function spot. The staff all have on deal with shields and masks, and just about every chair or perform region is isolated. Amid all this, the atmosphere is pleasurable and collegial. Certainly, I am shelling out a lot more for my haircut, but I really feel a lot safer and much better served. Matt and Audrey are worthy of Batik Salon to be acknowledged as South Windsor’s Business enterprise of the 12 months because of their interest to depth in keeping away from exposure to COVID-19.” – Christopher Poythress
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