WORCESTER – Ashley Johnson had been working in salons for six years. Inspired by what she experienced, and what she wanted clients to experience, she came up with a model where the client comes first. Great stylists, great products, and great customer service is what makes Salon Exquisite one of Worcester’s most sought after salon appointments. At only 23 years of age, this business and beauty minded entrepreneur opened her dream and hasn’t looked back. Here she takes a moment to tell This Week In Worcester what it’s been like.
Can you share with us a bit about your business and how you got started?
“When I decided to open my salon I was 23 years old and had been working as a stylist for six years. I was at my third salon and found myself unhappy with the customer service that was being given, yet again. I wanted to work somewhere that all of my colleagues not only met our client’s expectations, but exceeded them. That led to the creation of Salon Exquisite, where I believe we provide clients with a professional, welcoming environment. Now our team is entirely made up of stylists who share the same dreams and ambitions that I do! “
What brought you to Ladies Night Out Worcester and what do you like about it?
“I heard about Ladies Night Out Worcester last year from a friend who also has a small business. She had a table and needed help with marketing so I joined her at her booth. I loved this event more than any we have done before because of the way customers had to engage with us for the scavenger hunt! I thought it was such a unique idea that really helped us reach each person that walked by her booth. I can not wait to experience it with my team this year! “
Where can people interested in your salon services find you?
“We are located at 395 Chandler Street right here in Worcester, MA. We specialize in all hair services as well as makeup! The products we use for our clients are Goldwell, KMS, and Jane Iredale, and are always available to purchase in our salon.”
Women Entrepreneurs In Worcester: 20 Days of Vision features local women entrepreneurs and creative small business owners who are sponsors of Ladies Night Out Worcester. The hope is that by letting them share their work in their own words, readers will recognize the incredibly talented community of women we have here in our city, and consider them as a thoughtful, local option for products, classes, artwork and services.
Ashley and her business, Salon Exquisite, is a sponsor of Ladies Night Out Worcester, being held on Friday, November 16th, 2018, from 6-10pm at The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
For tickets to Ladies Night Out Worcester—Only $10 per guest—go to