New owner, new name

WEIRTON – It’s a new owner and a new name for a local beauty salon.

On Monday, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening for Salon Bellissima, located at 3185A Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

The business, owned by Melissa Masters, previously was known as Shears to You.

Masters said it had always been a dream of hers to own a salon, and when the opportunity arose she jumped at it.

Customers at Salon Bellissima have access to a variety of hair and nail services, she said, as well as facial waxing, spa-style pedicures and a special straightening treatment known as amino fusion.

Masters is a graduate of West Liberty University and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and also worked at the Spa at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort.

In addition to Masters, stylists at Salon Bellissima include Michelle Tice, Angela Veltri and Martha Gurrera. According to Masters, Tice specializes in hair extensions, and Veltri uses roller sets for those looking for more traditional ways to get their curls.

Masters also has plans for future growth at the business.

“Eventually, I’d like to incorporate a day spa,” Masters said, adding such an expansion also could include a massage therapist.

Salon Bellissima can be contacted at (304) 914-4036. The business is open Tuesday through Saturday.

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