Owners of Beaux Monde Salon and Spa

Bethany Askew (left) and Ronni Whisner (right), are shown here at The Beaux Monde Salon & Spa.

MOUNT VERNON – A minor disaster could deter The Beaux Monde Salon Spa, which re-opened Friday, Feb. 14.

The business owners, Bethany Askew and Ronnie Whisner, recently completed unexpected renovations to their salon after a plumbing fiasco triggered water damage.

“We hadn’t planned to renovate our space this winter, but the salon had other plans for us!” laughed Whisner.

Beaux Monde Salon & Spa logo

On Jan. 30, Askew arrived at the salon to find that the toilet in the upstairs bathroom had water over flowing, which then flooded, and leaked into the downstairs hair suite and adjoining lobby.

“It was quite a shock to find the salon covered in water and then once we started digging into the initial clean up, we found a few more issues that we needed to address,” said Askew. “You know how it goes with renovations….you never know what you’re going to find!”

Although the renovations were not on the agenda for this winter, Askew and Whisner took advantage of the opportunity to make improvements to their beloved salon space.

“We definitely wanted to maintain that homey, welcoming feel for our clients as they walk in to the salon,” Whisner said. “Creating a relaxing atmosphere for their salon experience is extremely important to us. We remember our client’s names, and make sure they are comfortable before they even see their stylist, esthetician, or nail tech.”

The Beaux Monde Salon Spa was created in 2019 when Askew and Whisner merged their respective top-notch Knox County salons into the full-service, superior quality business it is today.

The hair suite was completely remodeled, as well as the flooring on the lower level. When you walk into the salon, you will see a refreshed space. The hallway flooring in the upstairs level will need to be replaced, but it was not a structural concern that required immediate attention in order to re-open.

“We can’t thank our clients enough for their patience during these past couple of weeks,” said Askew and Whisner. “Everyone has been so kind and supportive. We are just so appreciative to have an amazing staff, clientele, and community!”

The Beaux Monde is located at 108 East Vine Street in Mount Vernon. They are open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached at 740-398-2368, via email at thebeauxmonde@gmail.com, or on their Facebook page The Beaux Monde Salon Spa.

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