Bizline: Rana’s New Generation

Published 5:25 pm Sunday, July 8, 2012

Daily Star photo/KATIE ROHMAN Pictured are Rana’s New Generation stylists, from left: Sue Clark; Janice Hensel, owner; Dorothy Miller; Annette Ward; Dana Marrs; and Ally Sowers, fourth-generation stylist and Hensel’s daughter.

Name of business: Rana’s New Generation

Name of owners: Janice Hensel and Juli Donohue

Address of business: 525 N. 17th St., Niles

Date business opened: 1957

What type of business do you operate — what you sell, services provided? Beauty salon — We provide tanning; most hair services; waxing; some trendy services such as feathers, colored hair extensions and glitter body art. We also sell Paul Mitchell, Redken, Sexy Hair and Opi products.

What sets your business apart from similar ventures? For one thing, the longevity of our salon, 50-plus years, is a long time for any business, especially salons. It is also family-owned and we are on our fourth-generation stylist.

What customers do you reach? We feel we have a spot for all clients. We have employees in their 20s on up. We keep up on new styles and fads by going to hair shows, but we also have the skills for the more mature woman.

How does the future look? We are looking forward to another 50 years. We offer quality services fro all ages and stand behind our work. Call today for an appointment; walk-ins welcome, but we recommend an appointment.

Recognition/awards: Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Award

Telephone number: (269) 683-6335

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday.