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After styling hair for 30 years, Kelly Markos felt that it was time to finally give her feet a rest reports the MontgomeryAdvertiser.com.

“I needed to go to a different level in my career,” she said recently from her office in the d’Markos Salon. “My goal is to get off my feet and use my head in the business.”

Markos, 52, started cutting hair 34 years ago. In 2005 she came as a stylist to the salon that is now d’Markos.

An opportunity to buy the business presented itself in 2007. With the encouragement of her husband, Troy Markos, she bought the family salon.

With the addition of the 1,500-square-foot gift shop plus massage, cosmetic and facial services, d’Markos is now a full-service family salon, spa and gift center, she said.

“I wanted to expand to a full-service salon and spa instead of being limited to hair and waxing only,” Markos said. “I also wanted to make the salon more inviting, and customers could shop if they wanted to.”

She said customers include men as well as women and children who visit 14 stylists, a nail technician and massage therapist. The addition also gives clients an opportunity to sit and enjoy coffee and relax in a new section of the store.

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Originally posted by Angela Shupe on October 11, 2010 in Ideas.

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