Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Main Street salon

Sorangel Hair & Beauty Salon (137 S. Main St., Suite 100) celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, December 11.

CHAMBERSBURG – “I can’t believe I’m doing what I had dreamed.”

Those were the words Sorangel Gerardo used to describe how it felt to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Sorangel Hair & Beauty Salon (37 S. Main St., Suite 100). The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Saturday at 9:30 a.m., and it was presided over by Sam Thrush, president of Downtown Chambersburg, Inc.

“I started crying,” she said. “I don’t know what happened, but I started crying. It was exciting and emotional. It was great.”

Gerardo has been styling the hair of her neighbors, friends and family since she was about 10 years old. It was around that age that she began to twist her own hair. People would ask her who had done it, and they were astonished when she told them that she had done it herself.

When Sorangel came to the US seven years ago, her friends and family came to her for their styling needs because they knew that she had studied and worked in salons in the Dominican Republic.

Today, her salon offers hair extensions, styling, cuts, colors, corrections, ombre technique, balayage technique, highlights, keratin treatments, waxing and more. They also carry products and accessories. Manicure and pedicure services will be added soon.

Teximarie Cruz is a repeat customer of Gerardo’s who visited the new salon for the first time on December 16.

“I love it,” she said. “I like the vibe, the look. I like her in general overall. She’s awesome.”

She added: “I like coming here because I have fine hair, and not too many people work well with fine hair.”

Sorangel Hair & Beauty Salon celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 11.

Hair extension installations will vary by client, but they can take a considerable amount of time. Cruz spent about five hours in Gerardo’s salon for hers, and she said that if you’re going to spend five hours somewhere it should be in a place you like with people you like.

“She makes it easy,” said Cruz. “It’s worthwhile coming here for however long. Everything is worthwhile.”

Appointments for Sorangel Hair & Beautify can be made through Instagram, Facebook or by calling (717) 414-9651. Walk-ins are welcome.

[Featured image caption: Sorangel Gerardo of Sorangel’s Hair & Beauty Salon poses next to her sign. The salon celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 11.]