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Peek inside Pump Salon after $100K makeover

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 14:17:45-05

NORWOOD – A Rookwood Commons salon has received a six-figure fix-up, and WCPO.com got a sneak peak before it reopened to the public Monday.
 

Pump Salon in Rookwood Commons reopened Monday after renovations.

Pump Salon, a sister store to Mitchell's, a five-location Tri-State chain, closed for two weeks while the renovations took place. The "refresh" means new paint, which officials say creates a classic, sleek look, a new reception area and new equipment. The upgrades topped $100,000.

Staff and stylists celebrate the reopening Sunday

Staff, including 18 stylists, moved back in Sunday evening. Pump welcomed back its first customers at 9 a.m. Monday.

Pump Salon in Rookwood Commons

"We've been open at this location for 15 years, so it was time," Logan Schmidt, vice president of marketing, said. "Besides just natural wear and tear, we hadn't changed anything. The new design has a lot of neutral hues, a cleaner look. This was also a chance to get some new stuff in there and give it the modern feel it deserves."

Pump, which offers hair care services only, caters largely to the young professional. It's located at 2739 Edmondson Road, in between Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Yagoot.