Upscale, luxury salon to hold grand opening in city on Thursday


Virago, located at 311 N. Washington St., will hold its official grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 2. Debbie Grogan, treasurer of the Rome Chamber of Commerce, will present the First Dollar of Profit award during the ribbon cutting.

Virago is a full service, upscale luxury salon which offers the following services: microblading and powder brows, facials, lash extensions, LED teeth whitening, haircuts, coloring, highlights, foliage, balayage, hand-tied hair extensions, Botox, fillers, Kybella fat dissolver, permanent lip blush, spray tanning, Pro-Cell Micro Channeling, airbrush make-up application and more.

The aesthetic of Virago incorporates modern techniques that exemplify its bright interior. The grand opening will also be highlighting the four owners of the salon, Alexa Townsend (permanent makeup artist), Chelsea Rood (licensed cosmetologist), Sara Littler (licensed cosmetologist) and Hannah Christmas (licensed esthetician).

After the recent success of each woman’s individual business ventures, they decided to join forces to create a clean, bright and beautiful luxury salon co-op. While they each continue to run their own individual business, they partnered to form Virago together.

In addition to the four core members of Virago, they have hired on long-time stylist, Valerie Ritenour (licensed cosmetologist).

The team also plans to hire on a receptionist, an additional stylist, and will be welcoming another makeup artist in the months to come.

The owners said there is plenty of room in Virago to host wedding parties, bridal or baby showers, prom groups, girl’s birthday parties and more. The space will eventually be available to be booked for any private event including full party planning. The paved parking lot has ample parking and can easily accommodate limousines and party busses.

In addition to highlighting the new salon and owners, they will also be announcing a winner of their current giveaway of services totaling $1,375. Check out their Facebook or Instagram page on how you can enter, Fb @viragorome IG @viragorome.

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