By Carlee Frank

So many of us look down and see split ends, or look up and see roots growing out. There’s not much to do in such a hopeless situation –other than go to Molly’s Creative Cuts, of course. Molly’s reopened this February after a five-year hiatus, and business for owner Molly Hediger and fellow stylist Jayme Cudney is already booming.

Hediger opened her first salon in the 56 East Main Street mall in 2002. After 10 years of business, she closed up shop so that she and Cudney could spend more time with their families. However, Molly’s has been reestablished at 49 East Main Street, offering cuts, color and much more for women, men and children.

Hediger owned a salon out of her home during the hiatus, but said she wanted to get out into the public again doing what she loves.

“I always liked working with hair. I used to brush both of my grandpas’ hair. It was just something I really enjoyed doing, and still enjoy doing,” Hediger said.

The salon is seeing many returning clientele, as well as newcomers. They offer a wide range of appealing services such as cuts, color, perms, styling and highlighting. In the next coming weeks, they will also offer manicures and pedicures.

Cudney will be the manicurist once the new equipment is up and running. For the time being, she is testing it on her daughter and Molly. When mani pedis are available, an announcement will go up on their Facebook page.

Hediger jokingly commented that her favorite part about styling hair is getting rid of outgrown roots, but more seriously, said she loves making people feel better about themselves.

Cudney added, “It goes a long way when someone feels so much better walking out of here. Sometimes an appointment is just to talk to you more than get their hair cut.”

Cudney began working at Molly’s right after high school graduation. She said she has also loved styling hair from a young age, and her favorite part is the personal and long lasting relationships she forms with clients.

She worked at the Spa & Salon at the Seneca Allegany Casino during the hiatus, where she made many lasting relationships.

“I had a woman who I used to style at the casino, who lives in Slippery Rock, come here and make an appointment for the next eight weeks,” Cudney said.

Hediger shared a helpful tip she wants customers to know –bring an image of the style you want. It helps her understand exactly what you are looking for. She said without an image it can sometimes seem like you’re talking in circles.

Cudney said she has had requests such as, “I don’t want any length taken off but I want a complete change in my look.”

She said nowadays with social media, it’s easy to come in with a clear idea or picture. If not, Hediger said they know how to fit a style to your face shape and hair texture.

If you are in need of hair products, they sell Paul Mitchell or can order other products for you. Hediger and Cudney also take continuing education classes with Paul Mitchell to stay up to date on the hair styling industry.

Molly’s Creative Cuts is open at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and closing time will depend on family commitments on behalf of Hediger and Cudney.

So, if you want to put a hop in your step, have a great conversation and look your best, visit Molly’s on Main.

For more information, check out their Facebook page or call (716)770-7093.