A Little Pampering Goes a Long Way By Jillian Chandler
Celebrating two years in business this past June, Krystal Maas could not be prouder of what she and her team have accomplished since opening the doors of Bellagente, here in Bonners Ferry, in 2021, crediting the success she has experienced professionally to her family, her salon girls and the community. “Without them, we would be nothing, and we are blessed daily with a full schedule and dinner on the table.
“Being recognized and supported by this community has meant so much to us girls! I cannot believe it has been two successful years. We get to meet the best people and hear their stories on how they came to Bonners Ferry. I cannot thank every single client enough for allowing us to treat you with our individual art and skill.”
The journey that led to Bellagente began while Krystal was expecting her first son. She had lost her job while on maternity leave and was given the opportunity to enroll in school. “I knew this was my chance to give my son a better life, so I headed straight to Sandpoint School of Hair Design and started nail school,” she smiles. Thirteen years of experience later, she is living her dream as owner of Bellagente.
A full-service salon, Bellagente’s offerings include manicures and pedicures, acrylics and gel sets, full-service hair with cuts and colors, face waxing, natural lash lifts and teeth whitening. Looking to accessorize your new look? They carry a local jewelry line, crafted by Pioneer Lodge, as well as hair and body products.
When a guest enters Bellagente, they will be greeted by one of the friendly stylists or technicians. Then it’s time to kick back with a nice beverage (hot or cold), enjoy the music or a light read, while they take care of the rest! No childcare? No worries! They invite you to bring your child along. “Everyone needs a break sometimes, and we try our best to allow everyone a great experience and appointment,” notes Krystal. “We are small but mighty and go out of our way to get you in and on your way—with a smile.” Krystal, who is an experienced nail tech specializing in hand-sculpted hard gel nails, is joined by her fabulous team of salon girls: Inga Brown, cosmetologist (blonding and fashion colors), Nicole Mayhew, cosmetologist (blonding, toning and scalp massage), and Laura Neumeyer (lash technician).
“The girls I have had the opportunity to work with in the past and currently all have a special place in my heart!” smiles Krystal. “We have laughed. We have cried. We have grown with one another, and I would not change that a bit. Salon sisters is a very powerful thing, and sometimes you’re with them more than your own family. These girls are family.”
What Krystal has found most fulfilling in this endeavor is her ability to help women find their confidence. “There’s nothing like a new set of nails or manicure (or cut and color) to make you feel like a completely different woman,” she affirms. “You just carry yourself differently, and I love that I am a part of that boost.”
Krystal encourages everyone, like herself, to make every day count, work hard, pursue your goals, and be the best you can be! And she reiterates how thankful she is to her staff and community. “Bellagente is nothing without you!”
With the arrival of a new season, there’s no time like the present to let Krystal, Inga, Nicole and Laura treat you to a little pampering and a boost of confidence. You deserve it.
Bellagente 6811 South Main Street, Suite D Bonners Ferry, Idaho 208.267.4107 Facebook: Bellagente.B.F.