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Salon Rouge enters downtown Turlock scene
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Carmen Benyamin, owner, stands proudly in the doorway of the newly opened Salon Rouge. - photo by NATALIE WINTERS/The Journal

Name of Business: Salon Rouge

Type of Business: Full-Service Salon

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: 116 S. Center St.

Contact Information: 209-850-9200

Business Specialty: Full-service salon

Carmen Benyamin has worked in salons for more than 15 years and now her dream of owning one has finally become a reality.

Salon Rouge has opened their doors to the public and they are offering the luxury benefits of a full-service salon.

Benyamin worked in the same location of Salon Rouge, previously known as Blown Away Salon & Spa, for five years until management decided to downsize.

“As soon as the opportunity came—I grabbed it,” Benyamin said. “Downtown Turlock is such a classy place; we are surrounded by very good neighbors and businesses. I just love this spot.”

Salon Rouge comes with complete services for hair, nails, skin care, massages and threading.

“When you say threading, my name follows with it,” Benyamin said. “I’ve had clients that came to me when they were in junior high and now they are mothers. I can’t believe it.  They tell me, ‘you better live forever, Carmen.’”

The entire salon has been completely redone and renovated.  The floors, the walls, the stations—everything is brand new.

“After a long time with your client, especially your loyal ones that follow you everywhere, you feel like you owe them a place where they can feel welcome and comfortable,” Benyamin said. “They deserve it. When people go to a salon they want to feel relaxed, where they can escape the stress from everyday life. That’s why we went to this extreme of a renovation, mainly for them.”

Salon Rouge will also host their office for Elegant Events 2000, a company that offers rental service for parties, banquets and weddings.  Benyamin also has the vision of turning the connecting space of the Salon into a boutique.

“I’m hoping that the new look and the new outcome of the salon will prove that we are looking forward to total satisfaction for our clients,” Benyamin said. “It’s not just about getting a haircut; it’s about being comfortable and feeling welcome.”