'A place for everybody'

After years working together and working on hair, best friends Jen Metelak and Katie Schiller, have finally fulfilled their dream of partnering up to open a hair salon, Parlor 102 in downtown Detroit Lakes.

Katie Schiller (left) and Jen Metelak (right) stand outside of their new salon, Parlor 102. Kaysey Price / Tribune

Katie Schiller (left) and Jen Metelak (right) stand outside of their new salon, Parlor 102. Kaysey Price / Tribune

Parlor 102 has a three-room design, so clients can have their own space when getting a cut or style. Kaysey Price / Tribune

Parlor 102 has a three-room design, so clients can have their own space when getting a cut or style. Kaysey Price / Tribune

The two make a great duo when it comes to cutting and styling hair because Metelak specializes in womens' cuts and Schiller specializes in men's.

"We have the concept of a parlor for everybody, where guys and ladies can hang out," said Schiller, explaining the myriad of salon services the two offer.

Schiller does high-end men's cuts, which includes a shampoo, scalp massage, straight-edge shave, and hot-towel treatment. And Metelak has the women more than covered, offering cuts, colors, waxing, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, and makeup.

The two cross over a bit in their fields as well, making sure they have all their bases covered. Metelak offers some basic men's cuts, and Schiller has her own off-site bridal makeup business.

Jen Metelak (left) and Katie Schiller (right) opened Parlor 102 on Jan. 1. They're hoping their salon can be a place for everyone, since Metelak specializes in women's cuts and Schiller specializes in men's cuts. Submitted Photo

Jen Metelak (left) and Katie Schiller (right) opened Parlor 102 on Jan. 1. They're hoping their salon can be a place for everyone, since Metelak specializes in women's cuts and Schiller specializes in men's cuts. Submitted Photo

The two are still putting the finishing touches on their new parlor. They actually weren't planning on opening their business quite so soon, but everything just sort of fell into place. Before they knew it, Metelak and Schiller were looking at the downtown location, signing a lease, gutting the space, painting, and getting all set up.

"We kind of went crazy! We were here hour after hour," said Metelak, talking about getting ready for the Jan. 1 opening date. 

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