Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant
While attending a networking event three years ago, I won a business card drawing. The prize was a gift certificate to Serenity Hair Salon, located right in Downtown Auburn Hills. I happily took advantage of the opportunity to check it out and was immediately hooked.
Co-owners, Robin Bachan and Brandon Rankin have created a warm, welcoming atmosphere at Serenity. The two worked side-by-side in a nearby salon for nine years before deciding to go into business together in early 2006.
They didn’t want to buy an existing salon with employees that may or may not fit what they were looking for. They opted instead to build their own place from the ground up, giving them full control.
They liked Downtown Auburn Hills with its updated streetscape and infrastructure improvements and found a space fronting Auburn Road with a desired feature – both a front and back entrance. Downtown was just the right size, Robin explained, because it gave them a chance to grow their business, their way, as the area continued to grow.
They worked with an architect to design their space and then contracted all construction services themselves, deliberately selecting only local sub-contractors to do the work. They wanted to keep business local.
Many of their clients, however, travel quite a distance for the quality salon services they provide, a trip made easier by their proximity to M-59 and I-75. Robin and Brandon are very selective when hiring staff and search for talented, hard-working, business-oriented employees. It is through that process that they have built a strong and loyal client base.
The list of services they provide has grown over the years and they’ve starting taking their show on the road, providing on-site bridal party services – most recently for a wedding in Ann Arbor!
Serenity Salon is located at 3337 Auburn Road. We wish Robin, Brandon and their talented staff much continued growth and success.