This Salon is a Parent's Paradise Thanks To Its On-Site Daycare

(Chris Lane Salon)

Chris Lane Salon Spa opened in February in Loveland, CO with a unique feature: an on-site daycare for clients’ kids aged 3 months to 12 years. Co-founders and hairstylists Briana Syracuse and Cori Thigpen spawned the idea years ago while working together in childcare at a gym. 

Co-founders and hairstylists Briana Syracuse and Cori Thigpen 

“I have so many clients that bring their kids, and I’m always concerned about their safety,” Syracuse says. The daycare room has a separate entrance, its own bathroom and a half-locked door to prevent kids from entering the salon space. Pricing is $5 for one child, $8 for two and caps at $10 for three kids or more. The duo hired a few CPR-certified employees with experience in childcare to run the daycare. 

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Chris Lane’s success with daycare doesn’t come from the direct revenue of the service, it comes from an influx of new clients. For example, the salon throws spa-themed birthday parties for kids on Sundays, bringing in tons of parents. Syracuse says 10 new moms at one party pre-booked appointments after hearing about the daycare. “Even if we don’t profit from the childcare itself, we are bringing in so many clients that we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.”

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