Business Name: The Hair Co.

Location: 625 Salem Rd., Ste. 2 and 3

Telephone: 327-3322

Website:Facebook, search "The Hair Co."

Date opened: June 1, 2010 at the new location. We have been opened for five years at the old location.

Number of employees: 8

What type of business is it? Hair salon.

What specifically does your business do? Full service hair salon, fake bake tanning, waxing, hair product sales.

Owners’ Names: Missy and Jake Honegger

Why did you decide to open this business/location? I have done hair for 18 years. This salon is a true dream for me and the location is a very high traffic area in Conway.

What is the best part about owner/operating this business? I love people and pleasing them is rewarding. I have built so many friendships and I love that.

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? So many little things that are unexpected. Walk-in business is unbelievable in our new location.

What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? To always check out my options and I did that. I’m so thankful I did. Never own a salon unless you are going to work there. That makes a difference.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Be a risk-taker. You don’t know until you try it, and it pays off.

What makes this business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? I have the best stylist and we take a lot of pride in how we do hair. We try to build lasting relationships with our clients and that definitely makes us unique to Conway.