and Bid for Your Next Salon
Service at Delfina Salon & Day Spa
Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet 10-9-2010
Just about everyone has felt
the effect of the poor economy sometime over the last two years.
One of the first things many people did was to do away with their
non-essential expenses. Many
of Denise Quintana 's clients had to stop taking care of themselves.
Keeping up with their hair's maintenance, like getting a good
professional haircut every four to six weeks, was no longer a justifiable
expenditure. Salon owner,
Denise Quintana, owner of Delfina Salon and Day Spa, started offering both
prospective and former clients an opportunity to barter or bid for their
next salon service: haircut, color, highlights, manicure, pedicure or
facial. Staff at the Defina
Salon want women to fight back against their economic woes by getting back
into the habit of taking care of their hair with a good hair cut, or
reestablishing a maintenance schedule if their hair once had highlights or
needs a retouch.
in the stylist's chair gives people the chance to open up and talk about
what they have been through while someone listens.
A sincere listener is included in the price.
There are several reasons to look your best, job interviews,
weddings, graduations, a special date or simply because you scare yourself
in the morning.
The first step for each
participant is to write a short story of how the economy has affected them
and their families and to include how much they could afford to pay for
the salon services requested.
A consultation follows with the
professionals to determine what needs to be done.
At this time, the client barters or bids on a reasonable price. "We want to help the women who would normally get there
services done on a regular basis and cannot afford to now due to the
economy," stated Denise Quintana.
She continues, "A lot of women had to cut out the extra things
in life that makes us feel good about ourselves, so that we can keep food
on the table." Delfina's
Barter and Bid program also offers a maintenance payment schedule so
clients can feel comfortable about retuning to the salon on a regular
The Barter and Bid program
stated in September and has been so greatly appreciated (successful) that
it has been continued. So far
about 30 to 40 individuals have successfully negotiated a fee for services
they received at Delfina Salon as part of the Barter and Bid program.
Business owner, Denise Quintana is the first business owner in the
downtown Glendale area to offer such an opportunity. Delfina Salon and Day Spa has been Glendale's Historic Catlin
Court for three and one-half years. Denise
Quintana is also a member of the GFWC Glendale Woman's Club and the
driving force behind the new RISE Program for young adult women.
The economy is slowly
recovering; however, many people are still without jobs, or are involved
with a foreclosure. It would
be easy to think there are no silver linings in any of these clouds;
however, there is one at Delfina Salon and Day Spa.
Staff there want to help your self-esteem get back into positive
gear. The first step is to
take care of oneself and this might start with a good haircut.
Some of the Services offered at the Delfina Salon and Day Spa are
haircut and styling, color and highlights, deep conditioning, gel nails,
acrylic nails, mani-pedi services, skin care treatments--collagen
rejuvenation--facials, makeup application, and waxing services.
Salon owner Denise Quintana,
"If you are a victim of this economy this deal is for you."
More information is available www.delfinasalon.com
or by calling 623-8947-3745. The
salon is located at 7142 North 57th Drive, Glendale AZ 85301.
The salon is closed on Sunday and Monday.
The salon hours of operation
are Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.,
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Delfina Salon & Day Spa
7142 North 57th Drive, Glendale, Arizona 85301