SoZo HAIR is located at the Corner of Cincinnati Dayton and West Chester Roads, in West Chester Ohio, SoZo Hair by Bajon Salon inhabits a gorgeous yellow building built in the 1800’s. While the salon still boasts much of the original character of this fantastic house, which was once a stage-coach stop, it has been updated to give it a modern yet cozy feel. Owners Karen and Mark Welch moved their salon, formerly Bajon Salon and Spa, to its current location in 2014 after 14 years at the corner of West Chester Rd. and Lakota Dr. West.
SoZo Concept Salon
With the move to a new location, a new name seemed in order, hence the birth of SoZo Hair by Bajon Salon and Spa. Karen and Mark wanted to update their name and give their new location and personal branding of hair care products a fresh place to start while keeping the Bajon Salon and Spa name attached for the comfort of their existing clients.
The word SoZo is an ancient Greek Biblical word and means to save, heal, preserve, protect or restore, which is exactly what the SoZo Heavenly Haircare line is formulated to do for your hair. Karen and Mark worked diligently with a company based out of California to create a line of products that would not only gently cleanse and condition the hair, but also offer the benefits of repairing the hair from the inside out. This thought process also came into play with their styling products, as they contain little to no panthenol, (a drying alcohol derivative) are water soluble, and leave little to no build up in the hair.
At SoZo Hair we pride ourselves on carrying hair, skin and makeup products made here in the U.S. It was of the utmost importance to Karen and Mark that they worked with an American based company in creating the SoZo Hair branding, as they both strongly support businesses and individuals who sell, distribute and even create their products here in the U.S.
SoZo Product Performance
Our products are made from natural botanicals and extracts that nourish the hair from the inside out leaving it looking and feeling soft, lustrous and healthy. Many of our clients boast the noticeable effects switching to our hair care products has had on their hair. Comments like, “my hair is finally growing again!” Or “My curls have never looked and felt so good!” are just a couple that we have heard recently. Even our styling products receive regular recognition for their ability to style the hair just as they say they will without leaving heavy build-up or sticky residue. You also need a minimal amount of our products to get your desired look, making them a worthwhile investment that last longer and perform better.
SoZo Hair also offers our clients the opportunity to be a part of our ‘Green’ program, which allows them to bring in their empty bottles of shampoo and conditioner as well as their empty Miracle leave in treatment containers and have them refilled at a discounted rate. We offer this as an incentive for our clients because it promotes re-use of our plastic containers which helps keep them out of our landfills. We also offer our SoZo Heavenly Hair Care products for purchase online at SoZohair.net.
With your hair care being the most important thing to us, we use Wella professional hair color at SoZo Hair. Wella offers beautiful, vibrant color for your hair in very low ammonia options, so it is as gentle as possible on your tresses. We offer Wella hair color options in permanent, semi-permanent and demi-permanent as well as fun color options.
SoZo Hair also carries Jane Iredale makeup products both for makeup applications and for our clients to take home. These all natural, hypoallergenic, mineral-based makeup products are incredibly gentle on both the skin and eyes and are easily removed with gentle cleansing. Jane Iredale also has reflective sunscreen as opposed to chemical sunscreen, much safer for the skin.
Full Service Salon
Because we are a full-service salon and Spa, it would only seem natural that we offer skin services in addition to our host of other services. SoZo proudly uses BioElements skin care products for our skin and facial services. These American made products are found only in a salon setting and are sure to leave your eyes, skin and lips looking and feeling radiant and rejuvenated. We also carry BioElements skin care products for take-home use. Ask our esthetician what might work best for you to keep your skin looking radiant after that facial, or which serum might work best for under eye firming and let us help you keep that fresh-faced look long after your appointment is over.
Nail care is also a priority for us here at SoZo Hair. We offer several natural services from manicures and gel pedicures, to paraffin moisturizing treatments for your hands and feet. We offer a private, relaxing setting for your nail services, and carry OPI, Vynalux, and CND nail enhancement products.
Taking Care Of Each Other
SoZo Hair by Bajon Salon and Spa also makes it a priority for their team to be active in our community. SoZo has hosted and participated in several fundraising events over the years with a focus on children. Events including St. Baldrick’s which raises money for children’s cancer research, A Hair Marathon for Children’s Hospital, a Lovefest for The Dragonfly Foundation and the list goes on. SoZo also donates a percentage of their product sales to local charity’s to provide shampoo and conditioner for underprivileged children.
We are currently working on a fundraising event set for spring of 2017, that will focus on drug awareness for local youth and their families. All proceeds will go to local charities that focus their efforts on minimizing drug use in young adults and teens.
Taking Care Of You
While all of these factors are a huge part in SoZo Hair being successful, our staff is one of the most important parts. We work diligently to create and promote a team atmosphere, where we all work together for one common goal. Our stylists take pride in using their talents to help each other, to take exceptional care of our clients, and to give back to our community. As a team, we focus on making our clients feel warm and welcomed from the minute they enter our door. Whether it’s a cup of hot tea, an add-on service, or one of our outstanding scalp massages. Client satisfaction is our number one priority!
Our stylists are continually taking courses to enhance their knowledge of the hair and fashion industry and putting these new techniques to use daily. We pride ourselves on having a well-educated, caring staff that keeps the health and wellness of our clients, and especially their hair, in the forefront of their minds as they create beautiful handcrafted haircuts and color services. We are eager to meet you and hope that you make our happy yellow house your new home for all things hair, skin, and nail related!
About SoZo HAIR:
SoZo Salon Tips is a blog about beauty salon tips, tricks, and hints. SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa serves the greater Cincinnati area. We are located in Olde West Chester at the corner of Cincinnati-Dayton and West Chester Rds. We’re just a short drive from Mason Oh and Fairfield Oh….a big city hair salon without the big drive and big traffic.
Chelsea B. is a passionate hair designer with an up to the minute awareness of what’s happening in the hair, beauty, and fashion industry. Her passion shows immediately along with her very caring customer service skills!
Karen Welch has 32 years of experience in the Hair Fashion Industry and is considered an expert in hair design, hair color and beauty makeovers.