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New salon offers range of beauty services
RB Beauty Studio 2
Happy Bassi stands in the space of her new salon, RB Beauty Studio, which is located between GNC and Staples in the Wal-Mart shopping center.

Name of Business: RB Beauty Studio

Type: Beauty salon

Location: 1858 Countryside Drive

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week

Contact: 850-9120

Business Specialty: Hair and makeup for events

History of Business:

While Happy Bassi has been catering to women attending bridal events with her beauty services for more than a decade, you don't have to be a bride to experience them at her new salon RB Beauty Studio.

Bassi initially began cultivating clientele by performing hair threading services out of her home, an idea her mom gave her when Bassi found herself with extra time on her hands. Word began to spread about her work and soon enough she had established a handful of repeat customers.

One important client Bassi remembers was a bride named Roop, the same name as Bassi's daughter. Bassi began to be known for her services under the name Roop Bridal until recently when she decided to open her studio, RB Beauty Studio. The name change is an indication that Bassi caters to a wide range of clientele, not just brides. Services include hair threading, waxing, manicures, pedicures, hair services, as well as updos and makeup for events.

"That's my main service," said Bassi.

While Bassi said she is happy to open her first studio, ultimately she credits her family for their support in the venture -- her mother for the idea, her daughter for the name, her father for his encouragement, and her husband Gurjiven Singh Bassi for his support.

"Day by day my passion has grown and I couldn't have done it without their help," said Bassi.

To celebrate her new business Bassi will be hosting a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 13. There will be food, vendors, a henna tattoo stand, and more along with a raffle for three pampering packages in the amounts of $200, $500, and $1,000.