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HAMMONTON - You don’t have to travel any further then Bellevue Avenue to see a new you with the celebration and ribbon cutting of a new location for a salon and barber shop on Thursday evening.

“I am so excited. It just makes it all official, like it almost seals the deal,” said Laurie Pacetti, manager of The New You. She is not only the manager but also a stylist and colorist.

While The New You is at a new location, it is not a new store.

“We opened up 15 months ago on Third Street but moving downtown makes it official,” said Pacetti.

The move has brought in much more foot traffic for the salon and has allowed the business to bring in new customers.

“Our business is finally growing. It’s so exciting!” said Pacetti, who continued by saying that the downtown and Mainstreet Hammonton have been nothing but welcoming. “Everybody has been great!”

Margie Gross stopped into the salon and barber shop for her first time on Thursday evening.

“My husband is a customer and highly recommended them,” said Gross.

As many women know, going to a new hair stylist can be nerve wracking but Gross was all smiles as she left the shop after her time with stylist Carmela Santanello. “Carmela is wonderful; I will be coming back here,” said Gross.

Pacetti is grateful for the way customers and the downtown have responded to their new location.

“We just want to thank everyone for their continued support and welcoming us into community,” she said.

The New You offers services for children, women and men, including straight razor. Generally, The New You is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. However, the hours are flexible and the business will accommodate customers who need to make appointments before or after those times. The salon and barber shop is closed on Sundays. It is located at 112 Bellevue Ave. and can be reached at (609) 561-9499.

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