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Do-it-all salon opens new Worthington location

WORTHINGTON -- Transicion Salon has a new and improved space, and owner Michelle Markman is eager to show it off. The salon opened shop on 1531 Oxford St. -- formerly Norm's New & Used Appliances -- just after Thanksgiving. It will celebrate ...

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Pictured is Transicion Salon owner Michelle Markman. (Karl Evers-Hillstrom / The Globe)

WORTHINGTON - Transicion Salon has a new and improved space, and owner Michelle Markman is eager to show it off.

 

The salon opened shop on 1531 Oxford St. - formerly Norm's New & Used Appliances - just after Thanksgiving. It will celebrate its new location with a grand opening and open house from 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday.

 

Transicion, Spanish for transition, is probably the largest salon in town - and its services include pretty much everything. That means hair, nails, manicures, pedicures, facials, eyelash extensions, spray tans and massages.

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Markman opened the initial Transicion Salon location two years ago, sharing a space with Deb's Healing Massage.

 

When the massage spa closed, Markman decided to purchase a new store. She transferred all of her equipment to the new location and oversaw several renovations to the building to transform it into a salon.

 

Christine Engler, formerly an employee of Deb's Healing Massage, also came with Markman. She now runs her own massage business - Massage By Christine - within the salon.

Everything else is done by Markman and her two full-time cosmetologists, Missy Folkers and Corie Reckamp.

 

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Markman was born in Colorado and moved to Worthington at age 6. She was always interested in the beauty industry - her sisters Brenda and Monica work with hair - but she never had the opportunity to jump in.

 

A pharmacy technician up until 2016, Markman decided it was time for a career change and time to follow her original passion. So far, it’s been a good decision.

 

“I love the interaction I have with people,” Markman said. “It’s not just a 30-second transaction. I actually interact and spend time with clients, and get to know them and build relationships.”

To celebrate the new location, the Worthington Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will have a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Friday. An open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors can win prizes, including a basket of Loma organic products, two 30-minute massages or a full set of eyelash extension.

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Corie Reckamp (left) and Michelle Markman are two of Transicion Salon's three full-time cosmetologists. Not pictured is Missy Folkers. (Karl Evers-Hillstrom / The Globe)

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