WE ARE CELEBRATING 55 YEARS!
Country Hair Studio started in 1966 originally as Erla Mae Balmer's Beauty Shop. The first salon was located in our parents farm house outside of Reinholds.
In 1976 Erla built her first home on a country road surrounded by farm land, and it included a 2 operator salon, we called it Country Hair Studio. I graduated from cosmetology school in May of 1976 and immediately joined her in the business.
A few years later we expanded the salon to include 4 stylists. At that time, tanning salons were popping up in the cities and Erla thought we should incorporate a tanning bed within the salon. The tanning business grew so quickly we decided to open Sunset Tanning Salon on Main Street in Denver with 2 tanning beds and shortly after 3 tanning beds. Within the first year of that adventure in 1986 we decided to open a second salon in the tanning salon, we called it Country Hair Studio II.