By Derek Kim
Williamston Post staff writer
The Williamston chamber of commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for four businesses on Thursday, March 14.
Facials & More Med-Spa, located at 311 W. Grand River Ave., was first to start off the festivities at 9:40 a.m. The chamber then walked across Grand River Avenue to Tom Donnelly’s Williamston Barbell Club; a fitness center on 350 W. Grand River Ave. Beyond the Fleece owner Jill Blain celebrated its new, larger location at 127 W. Grand River Ave. Finally, The Sweet Cake Company concluded the ceremonies at 10:40 a.m.
Chamber president Teresa Wood said she is excited about the influence the new businesses bring to town.
“It was a party for a couple hours,” Wood said. “(Selph) brings a class act to our city and will draw people from quite the distance.”
Chief ambassador Whit Moncrief was also part of the welcoming committee on Thursday. He said the new businesses increase the sense of community.
“We are becoming a destination you can come to for all your needs,” Moncrief said.
Moncrief anticipates the growth to draw more people from out of town.
Facials & More replaced The Hub Reloaded; a task Selph said was very demanding.
“There were no walls at first, we had to put everything up,” Selph said.
Selph is a licensed aesthetician of eight years. She began her cosmetic career doing laser treatments after graduating from Brighton Institute of Cosmetology. Prior to Facials & More, she was a realtor and stay-at-home mother.
Facials & More offers treatments, such as chemical peels, facials, eyebrow waxing, eyelash tinting, eyebrow tinting and facial and underarm waxing. Laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and microdermabrasion would be available by June or July, Selph said.
“I think my chemical peels will be the most popular treatment. It takes 20 minutes or less and corrects so many things on your skin,” Selph said. “Facials are customizable to your skin so I would do a procedure most conducive for you.”
Selph joins her husband, Charles Tyler Selph, to create a one-two business punch in Williamston. He said marrying an aesthetician often makes him the first one to test new products.
“”I’m kind of the guinea pig,” he said with a chuckle.
Charles Tyler Selph is the owner of Cash 4 Anything Pawn in Williamston. He said his wife’s procedures are an excellent option for men as well as women. The couple have three children and said they look forward to presenting a friendly, high quality experience.