Creating serenity in downtown Auburn Hills

Serenity Hair Salon, located in downtown Auburn Hills, is not just another salon. It is a place where clients are known by name, not by appointment.

Owners, Robin Burnett and Brandon Rankin worked side by side for nine years before taking a plunge into a down economy in 2006.

“Everyone thought we were crazy to open a salon in a down economy, but everything led us to this direction,” Burnett said. “We wanted to go back to the meat and potatoes of the business — hair and nails.”

Beating the odds of the economy, Serenity Salon has raised the bar in the last six years with the help of trendy, professional and loyal staff.

Walls of taupe and burgundy, warm lighting and coffee bar create a total client experience.

“We were the contractors. We built it on our own,” Burnett said. “For the first three months, it was just the two of us running the Salon.”

Serenity Salon is a close knit team, a salon where everyone knows your name.

“We have a great team here of 16 employees, I am proud of all of them,” Burnett said. “Employees who have left moved out of state, and some like Roger, Master Stylist, came back after a short move to Florida.”

Serenity offers discounts for students and is proud to accept the Oakland University Go Card.

They also offer their own incentive, Club S, a program available for students from elementary through college that offers special pricing with the presentation of a student ID.

The Serenity Salon is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Serenity also offers a variety of speciality services like Shellac polish.

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—-Contact staff intern Tiffany Jones via email at [email protected]