These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!



I wanted to take a snapshot of some of the decorative things that help make my salon distinctive . To me, One Eighty Four Plaza South is a unique environment where I’ve felt blessed to have spent the past twenty years doing what I love to do. Given the fact that we all spend so much of our life at our place of work, don’t you think that place should be a place where you feel happy, creative and inspired and most importantly, comfortable? In a perfect world everybody would get to create their own unique workspace so that they would find pleasure throughout their workday and look forward to going to work. Not unlike my home, my salon is a reflection of me . I’ve always hoped that when people enter my salon they feel enveloped in welcoming comfort, that they feel relaxed and at home. It’s not pretentious , stuffy or trendy and most definitely, not institutional. In twenty years of being in business I’ve never felt that the design of my salon has become dated or needed remodeling, it’s a timeless style. I’ve never tired of it, just the opposite, I’ve grown to love it even more with each passing year. As you can imagine , leaving it will be hard. But having created such a place, a place I’m proud of and a place I value greatly, I know beyond a doubt I can do it again! This time I’ll do it with my devoted partner Scott! It won’t be a hair salon but it will be a life . One that both Scott and I have planned for and worked hard to create. I’m sure it will be a life that reflects who we are and we will be proud of our choices and hopefully, if we’re lucky each day we will look around at the artifacts of our life and feel peaceful , satisfied and eager to continue making it great!



About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

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  1. And, darlin’, I am reminded of some number of years ago when you competed for ” best small salon’ on a national level and won it !!!!!!! You rightfully need to be proud, and yes, you designed a salon, an environment and embraced an aura of congeniality, warmth, and caring which reflects your personality and professionalism ….. Your papa, Mikel, ‘ sez ‘ it best from his celestial perch……..” this is my girl, and she is the best! ”
    Hugs and love you …

    • Oh Jeanie! It’s hard to type this with tears in my eyes! Your words touch me deeply! I love you! Thanks for keeping my Dads presence here with us! I miss him so! I feel so lucky to have you in my life! Your the BEST!

  2. Holly, Coming to One Eight Four for twenty years has always felt like my get away to a spa. You made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. šŸ™‚ I’m so glad that you WON the best small salon in the entire USA!!! You did a wonderful job of creating the atmosphere you wanted your salon to have. What you will do with your new home in Panama, one can only imagine.

  3. Your salon decor is warm and inviting – and a feast for the eyes. I think I notice something different every time I visit. You carved out a lovely niche of a business and were rewarded with a successful and enjoyable career. I’m sure your dad is very proud of you, Holly.

  4. I will always remember the day I swept up on the shores of your haven. It was an important day in my new life in the United States, it is the centre from which I meet my friends and made a new country home. And it has a book exchange what a joy to be made beautiful, improve your mind and complete a new life. Definitely more then a business, deserving of any and all awards.

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