Glass Door Salon 2.0

All of the best ideas on which I’ve ever acted have begun with my resistance.

For instance?

  • The first time my husband asked me out, I said, “No.”
  • When I felt the Lord leading me to be a hairstylist, I whined about it.
  • When Brian wanted to start a family, I pushed back.

I could go on and on.  One eyebrow is raised in constant suspicion of every blessing, from restaurant recommendations to dental appointments to human relationships.

So when Brian said that I ought to look into leasing the vacant shell of Bristles and Shears, my hair home from 2005-2014, I scrunched my nose and came up with a respectable list of reasons why I had no desire to pursue it.

“No.  I’ve moved on.  I feel like it would seem like I’m clinging to the past,” I explained while Googling salons for sale in our county.

So quite without my blessing or my knowledge, Brian went over to the Belfort Furniture shopping center on Shaw Road, found the office, and asked what it would take to lease the salon space.  By the grace of God, I actually listened to him a little when he came home and thought, “Hmm.  Well, maybe we could make it work.”

That was eight months ago, people.  That was November 2017.  After much deliberation, council, some miracles, and a few attempts to unintentionally obstruct the process on my part, TODAY I SIGNED THE LEASE.  Like… three hours ago.  And I’m so, so grateful.  I look forward to growing my salon family and hopefully blessing the community with our presence.

Before we can move in, we have a couple – please pray that it’s not more than a couple – months of renovation to do.  Tile is missing from the (stained) floors, plumbing needs to be moved, electrical needs to be relocated, and a whole host of other items on the agenda so that the Glass Door Salon can keep its charm, culture and priorities intact.

But we’re doing this, friends.  And I’m not scared a bit.  Welcome to our journey!


  1. July 2, 2018
    Louise Purdy

    Let me know how I can help with the renovations! This is so exciting!!

  2. July 2, 2018
    Sherri Branton

    Woot woot!!

  3. July 2, 2018

    Congrats!! SO exciting! Another great God adventure.

  4. July 2, 2018

    Unbelievably proud of you – for creating an amazing woman owned business, for maturing your vision at your own pace, for being a strong woman of faith, and for being dependably square! xoxo

  5. July 2, 2018
    Bonnie Bernice

    When I had my first appointment with you, you took 10 minutes to find out about me and my life style before we talked hair. You were such an old soul at the fine ripe age of 22
    or something like that. Your passion was just out of the ordinary. I will definitely have to plan an appointment on a trip back and see the old stomping grounds. You did good Suzy, congratulations! And, Diane will be happy too.

  6. July 2, 2018
    Joan Dedman

    So excited for you and for your clients…current and future!

  7. July 2, 2018
    Aunt Manny

    This makes me smile. ?

  8. July 2, 2018

    I am so thrilled for the entire family at Glass Door and next door! I am volunteering to help pack, unpack or both. Please keep me in mind when you have anything but chores requiring excellence in body condition. I am very available and oh so willing. My heart is full thinking about this next wonderful adventure. Sending much love and big hugs. ❤️

  9. July 3, 2018
    Cheryl V

    Can’t wait for this new chapter of the Glass Door Salon and the new cast of characters to meet! Glad to be part of the journey!

  10. July 3, 2018
    Mary Eppler


  11. July 3, 2018

    So excited for you and The Glass Door Salon. Although….I will miss the intimacy of the current location.

  12. July 3, 2018
    Les Dangler

    I have no doubt that Glass Door 2.0 will be a success. Know that I/Surface will be there to support you in anyway we can. This is an exciting time for you Suzanna. Embrace the moment. I am super excited and proud of you!!
    Les Dangler 🙂

  13. July 3, 2018
    Emiley Baker

    I am so excited for you and completely proud of you!!

  14. July 3, 2018
    Cathy Wheeler

    Praying on this! It will all come together at the right time. We are looking for a house, and know it too will come together at the right time. Congrats for stepping out on faith.

  15. July 4, 2018
    Yvette S.

    Wow! It feels like a circle is being completed. I remember my first appointment at Bristles and Shears, and with you. The Washingtonian featuring the salon had just come out, and you had just started working there. You were the stylist I had been looking for. Then the appointments in your kitchen, good times. I moved right before your space was finished. Congratulations on your new adventure, right where it first began! ?

  16. July 11, 2018
    Mera CK Diaz

    Yay! This is TREMENDOUS news!! I am so excited for you and everyone at the salon. I can’t wait to see it all come together! If you need any help, let me know!

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