Some new businesses have recently joined the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. One of those businesses is Deeryard Boutique, owned by Amber Petty, who recently purchased Split Ends.
Petty graduated from cosmetology school in 2010 and owned and operated her own salon in Tipton before opening Deeryard Boutique in Frederick. She said it wasn’t difficult opening Deeryard because the location was already an established salon and boutique so she already had clients coming in. Starting from scratch would have been more challenging.
“One of the things I loved the most about opening my business here, is how friendly everyone in Frederick is,” Petty said. “Everyone welcomed me with open arms.”
Petty said that one of her favorite things about being a cosmetologist is that she gets to interact with people on a daily business. She loves learning new techniques and recently learned a new way of doing perms by braiding the client’s hair instead of using rods. The effect is a beachy wave instead of a tight curl.
“I love working on people’s hair, but I think my favorite part is doing color,” Petty said. “I’ve got a new way of coloring that I’m going to be trying out soon, so I’m excited about that.”
Petty’s shop is not just a salon. She also runs a boutique where she sells clothing and jewelry, including Frederick Bomber paraphernalia.
With Christmas coming, it’s important to remember that shopping local is imperative to small town economy.
Reach Kathleen Guill at 580-379-0588, ext. 2602.