Above pix taken August 14, 2008 at the
Permanet Solutions Salon owned and
operated by Jennifer Johnson at 2157 Beaver Road in the Gulledge community about
7 miles or so South of Wadesboro, NC off highway 109 South with a few turns to
get you there. This is a very unique salon that has recycled
timber/wood from the old Little Cotton Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Wadesboro, NC that was torn down
several years back. Jennifer's husband Jimmy obtained the wood and
resurfaced it himself along with some of the front cedar timbers used on the
porch main supports of which he logged the timber himself being in the logging
business. Permanet Solutions Salon was opened at this location on March 5,
2007 and I will take you on a pictorial essay whereas my bride and myself have
been using Jennifer's talent for several years now.
In front of the Permanet Solutions Salon is a beautiful vinyl and wooden sign adjacent
the entrance road to the parking lot and you know you are at the right place.
As you enter the porch area you will notice a very catchy overhead sign which
sums your visit up very quickly.
Today my bride and myself were greeted first by "Twig" a young
pup that enjoys a little extra attention if nothing more than a simple
"hey boy, you flea bag",
but he will not let you get off so lightly most of the time. Pix of Mr.
Twig wagging his tail.
Camera angle "compressed" Mr.
Jennifer Johnson quickly responded with a friendly "Hey Yawl" greeting with a
bit of Southern drawl/accent in her voice and I will tell you a little about
Jennifer. She has an outstanding personality and well versed
on many subjects and in her own words, "this is the
type of work I have always wanted to do." But first,
let me insert a pix of Jennifer doing what she likes to do best: Seated in
the chair is Tyler Chewning. Jennifer is a country "girl"
all the way yet ritzy and upscale when the need
arises. Ok, I could just have easily said luxurious, glamorous,
grand or elegant
instead of ritzy for you Reader's Digest groupies; grin if you must!
Jennifer is originally from Burnsville, NC and attended the Carolina Beauty
College starting June 10, 1993 that was located in Monroe, NC and is now the
Regina Beauty College and I believe she graduated May 18, 1994 and worked for
nearly 10 years in Fountain Hill, NC and later opened Permanet Solutions Salon in
Casons Old Field in 2004 and stayed there for about 4 years. It is there
where my "bride" Joyce Porter met her and using her services
ever since. Jennifer is definitely a magician in addition to
being an expert beautician as I have
personally witnessed the transformation of most of her clients and
can only presume she has some type of secret magical potent or formula
because a mere mortal cannot do those things so well and quickly. While waiting for my bride,
I sometimes pick my Dobro aka resophonic guitar; it is amazing at the
cross talk one can pick up while picking and grinning with the ole
Dobro guitar. If Jennifer ever ops for another profession, she already has
the experience of a Psychiatrist with all the things being voiced out
by her clients while doing her magic;
sort of like being a bar tender without the alcohol and shot glasses and with the
leather couch whereas she uses combs, scissors, rollers, hair dryers and many
other tools of the trade; nevertheless a very excellent opportunity to become
a trusted listener; ladies, ok men too, just don't talk too loud over the
noise level of the hair dryer. It must have
something to do with the chair and that certainly could be part of the magic
I eluded to. She has tanning beds as well but did not
venture into those areas; I don't have immediate access to nitroglycerin pills!
One thing you will notice upon entering her salon is the warm
and relaxed atmosphere and the perceptible welcome feeling along with an ever changing
to match the seasonal holidays and artistic displays she uses to promote her
beauty products and accessories. Her salon has plenty of
mirrors and I tried to take advantage of the mirror reflections to make you
think I knew what I was doing with the little digital camera....go ahead
and grin if you must. There are several custom hand made mirror frames by Randy
and Jason Steele featuring weather beaten rustic looking wood that goes
very well with the wood scheme pattern of the salon. The solid wood
interior walls have a diagonal pattern at different locations breaking up the
horizontal and vertical wood orientation for additional eye appeal, interest and
natural beauty. I will insert
thumbnail pixs from here on out and simply click the thumbnails for a larger
Maverlee, Jennifer's daughter is 5 years old and attends Jesus Lord
Christian School in Cheraw, SC and is in the Kinder Garden class. Maverlee
is an added bonus to the salon and will keep you entertained with her collection
of toys and art work in progress and will insert pix.
That hour or so at Permanet Solutions Salon today went by very fast and had a
chance to get my hair cut as well. My bride and myself always leave
Jennifer's place in a very relaxed state of mind which can be attributed to the
surroundings where Friendship and Fellowship abounds.
Before leaving, Jill Trammell came in for her regular hair appointment and
I forgot to take a pix of her and will blame it on it that CRS disease;
can't remember sometimes.
Give Jennifer a call at 704-694-0103 and visit her salon and you certainly will not be
Written, photographed and web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter 08-14-08.
Jennifer Johnson had her Annual Sale Saturday After Thanksgiving Sale
today 11-29-08 and following pixs of the seasonal decor and sales displays at
her beauty salon. My bride and myself attended her sale this morning
around 9:30ish or so and left around 11:00 and there was a good turn out.
She put a tremendous amount of work and effort into some very artistic displays
and had some outstanding refreshments such as sausage balls, butter pecan cake,
cookies, ham biscuits, party mix, tea and coffee. She super charged the
Pillsbury butter pecan cake mix with the addition of her own ingredients and the
cake was extremely moist and wonderful. Naturally, I had to get the recipe
and will feature it on the Cake and Pie section of the Recipes on this website.
I guess by now you know I am very much domesticated for an outdoorsman.
You always feel welcome and relaxed at Permanet Solutions. Sit
back and relax with a cup of tea, coffee or your favorite adult drink and enjoy
the following pixs:
Jennifer had her sales banner and sign displayed at both ends of Beaver Road.
A few customers browsing around among the many displays.
Everywhere you turn, there is a beautiful display and it is easy to get into
the Christmas and Holiday spirit, not to mention some good deals
for you ladies!
A closer look at one of the "live" Christmas trees decked out.
Refreshment table with some "beautimous" looking and tasting goodies.
Sharon Wallace who helps Jennifer on weekends at the jewelry display case.
Jennifer tucked back in her office corner doing something?
Mr. Twig, Maverlee Johnson and Mickey Porter kicked back on the couch!
Click on the following thumbnail pixs for a larger view. The title
of the pix should display in your upper left browser window.
We had a great time and as always, Two of the Greatest Ships That Ever
Sailed; Friendship and Fellowship!
Jennifer Johnson had her Annual Saturday After Thanksgiving Sale today
11-28-09 with her seasonal artistic displays loaded to the brim with goodies for
the ladies! I picked up some cross talk about the very reasonable
competitive prices of the products she has on sale and who isn't looking for a
good deal, especially in this tight economy? Below pixs of her creative
Below pixs of Jennifer Johnson:
Jennifer might be a little camera shy but "snuck" this one in...grin if you
If those displays doesn't get you jump started for the Christmas Holidays,
something is definitely wrong!
Erica Sellers of PATTYCAKES BY ERICA, telephone: 843-287-1355
did the refreshments which were outstanding and I certainly sampled a little
of all of it and "tight as a Georgia tick on the back of a coonhound in the
month of July." A listing of what was served: Brownies, red velvet
truffles, home made apple butter - in jars to sale, pumpkin pie cheesecake,
pumpkin roll, pumpkin chocolate strudel, caramel pecan pretzels, jars of
homemade hot cocoa mix for sale, Cheewine punch, tea, coffee, chips, cheese and
Cindi Crowley of Handcrafted Polyclay Jewelry, left in pix, Cheraw, SC telephone:
843-409-5056 had an excellent display of custom one of a kind design
jewelry for sale also. Pixs below:
A highlight for myself was a little wine tasting of some home made wine by
Erica Seller's husband's Grandmother (Shirley Sellers) of which the wine was excellent and
consumed only a small sample since I did not have a designated driver....grin if
you must again!
Erica had several bottles of wine available for sale also:
Following are thumbnail pixs of some of the customers browsing around and
other display/decor pixs::
My bride and myself had a great time and you definitely feel welcome in Jennifer's salon!
Photos and web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter 11-28-09.
Twig and Mickey Porter kicking back on 02-05-10 and Twig getting ready for
Jennifer Johnson hosted a cheer party on April 10, 2010 from 12:00 noon until
2:30 P.M. and 20 girls attended. Pizza, cupcakes and drinks were provided
and each young lass got a hairdo, nails painted, necklace, face painted, goodie
bags, glittery eye shadow and a custom printed Tee shirt. Below a few pixs
of the successful event:
Pixs by Jennifer Johnson and web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter
Jennifer Johnson had her annual after Thanksgiving sale and my bride and
myself missed this one, however Jennifer sent some pixs taken. It is to my
understanding she had a good sale! Click on thumbnails for a larger view:
Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter 12-04-10.