Metropolis Salon is beautifying the Vista with a newly renovated location at 1215 Wayne Street. The salon held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at the former Backpacker location and many customers and community members came out to show their support.

Metropolis Salon opened in 2014 and has been temporarily housed in Glowout Salon while awaiting completed renovations of its new location.

“I have an amazing group of people who have been super supportive and I believe that we have something unique to offer that will set our salon apart from what other people are doing and will really elevate our industry as a whole and ideally, the downtown Columbia community,” said Gregory Garrett, owner of Metropolis Salon.

Garrett said he has made connections with other local businesses and community partnerships to bring more experiences and amenities into the salon. He also said one of his main goals is to create a comfortable and luxurious experience for clients.

Councilwoman Aditi Bussells is a regular customer of the salon and said Metropolis has been a huge part of her life.

“I came here when I got engaged, I came here when I defended my dissertation and wanted to feel beautiful on graduation day, I came here when I shot my first political ad to run for office and become your city councilwoman at-large,” said Bussells. “I’m thankful to call many of the folks that work there my friends. They always welcome me and they always make me feel like a rockstar when I leave, but most importantly, I love the sense of community that this salon represents.”

The salon offers hair services including balayage, partial and full foil, single process, gloss, highlights, blowouts, extensions and more. They also have a bridal package for weddings.

More information about the salon and services can be found on the website.

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