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DayBreak Salon

Updated: Feb 22

This building was completely remodeled and opened as a salon in November of 2005. It was purchased from Chris Efker, who operated his custom hardware operation in the building. Chris and his team design and craft high quality brass hardware, and in 2000, he was contracted to fabricate the custom hardware for the Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Jill Bruner and Julie Bixenman, who were working in a salon on the south end of Main Street (Hair It Is, located in the current Tiger Pit gym storefront), took on Lindsey Havard as a business partner and the threesome set forth a business plan and wasted no time in securing a location for their new salon. The renovation of the 2800 square foot building started in the summer of 2005, while newest and youngest partner, Lindsey, was still in cosmetology school.

With big goals, and lots of room, the girls designed a salon with 6 stylist stations, 5 tanning rooms, and a staff break room. It wasn't long before more renovations occured adding a private room for a newly hired massage therapist. Soon more styling stations were added to accommodate the growing team. The biggest renovation took place when the break room space was forfeited for the addition of a pedicure lounge and facial room.

In 2016, Julie Bixenman took a new career path and sold her share of the business to Lindsey Havard, who then became the majority shareholder and began some internal improvements such as the addition of wifi, credit card processing, and a website.

What started as a brand new salon, with only 4 active stylists, has grown to a team of over 10 stylists, a massage therapist, a spray tan technician, and an esthetician.

We are proud to be located on Main Street U.S.A. in the best, little town in the Midwest!

Custom metal hanging sign, fabricated by Chuck Core of C & B Welding, husband of senior stylist, Rebecca Core.

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