Salon A Go Go will not re-open when Lackawanna County moves to the green phase.
Erica Garofalo of the downtown Scranton salon posted to its Facebook page on Tuesday, June 2, to inform clients and community members that, due to “the hardships endured during the COVID-19 outbreak and its associated burdens,” the business cannot be sustained.
All types of appointments, bookings and waiting lists are officially cancelled, the post stated.
“It has been an incredibly special, and gratifying experience being a part of the small business community in downtown Scranton. I want to thank everyone for your loyalty, support, and compassion,” Garofalo wrote. “Not only during this life changing pandemic, but throughout our entire journey together. The love and support shown to myself and my staff by our clients and our community have been overwhelmingly generous since day one!”
(If you remember from “Hey, Beautiful” podcast episode 3, hairstylist-turned-pro wrestler Brianna Spindler aka Adena Steele worked at the city salon.)
For clients with outstanding gift cards, Garofalo said she will reach out to the holders first to offer refund options. Gift card-holders should allow for another 1-4 weeks for this process to begin.
The salon, 544 Spruce St., was located inside the Scranton Life Building, and Garofalo mentioned the landlords have been “beyond reasonable” and helpful during this time. She also wrote it would be a “wonderful turnkey” opportunity for a new entrepreneur and any inquiries should be made to Scranton Life Realty Company by calling 570-961-8900.
Garofalo added that she and many of the stylists will be moving on to other salons and listed each of their email addresses and social media accounts to get in touch with them. The stylists will be reaching out to their longtime clients about their future plans, as well.
“Personally, hair artistry and creativity are in my blood,” Garofalo said. “I will continue to grow my skills and passion in this profession, and I look forward to the positive changes that are in store for all of us!”
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT