Jill's in Jeannette offers sugary service
By Margie Stanislaw
Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what little girls are made of is an old nursery rhyme women have been hearing for years. At Jill's Hair Studio in Jeannette, in addition to getting a new hairstyle, customers can also avail themselves of sugar and spice through her Alexandria Body Sugaring service.
Available to both men and women, body sugaring treatment for the removal of unwanted hair began hundreds of years ago in Egypt.
Jill Damico, owner and operator of Jill's Hair Studio was trained 16 years ago to perform body sugaring to remove unwanted hair and she said, “It really took off since it is so unique.
“Hair dressers all have down time and slow weeks, but I really keep busy because of my body-sugaring business.”
Body sugaring is an alternative to waxing off unwanted hair and is considered gentler. There are no chemical additives with body sugaring so there are no side effects. Bacteria will not live in or on sugar, so there is little threat of infection.
Damico has a private room in her salon for sugaring and said she has both women and men for customers.
In addition to the sugaring service, Damico also has a full-service hair salon. She does colors and cuts on all age groups. She began her career as soon as she graduated from high school, back when an individual could get a beauty operator's license while attending technical school.
She worked at the Pink Poodle Hair Salon on Clay Avenue and after graduation bought the business. After marrying and having children, she sold the salon. She opened Jill's Hair Studio 14 years ago.
Damico was a lifelong resident of Jeannette, although currently she resides in Greensburg with her husband Jack Damico, who owns an advertising agency in Allegheny County.
Damico also has two sons who she raised in Jeannette, Anthony and Joseph Deluzio. Anthony graduated from Jeannette and Joseph graduated from the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Both boys attended college.
Anthony attended Holy Cross and currently is in the U.S. Army. He is married to Jennifer, who he met while in school and they have one son.
Joseph attended John Hopkins, as did his wife, Sandra. They also have one son.
Very family oriented, Damico has pictures of her grandparents in the salon and also cuts hair in the very chair that her grandfather, Joe Petrarca, used in his barbershop here in the city. She believes the chair is about 80 years old.
Her grandfather retired in the 1970s and she had the chair in her game room for many years. When she opened her studio at the Lowry Avenue location, she decided to use the chair until she got a new one.
Somehow, the chair became an integral part of her business, and she said, “I'd never part with it now. It's been good to me.”
In addition to offering body sugaring and hair services, Damico also has various small gift items for sale at her salon.
Jill's Hair Studio is located at 900 Lowry Ave. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For an appointment, or further information, call 724-523-5511.
Margie Stanislaw is a freelance writer.
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