As a busy mom of two, Crystal Dobben was looking for a way to balance home, work and life. In July 2012, she opened A Golden Touch salon out of her home.
Dobben’s hairdressing career began in 2004, as a student of Voila Institute of Hair Design in Kitchener. Upon completion of her course, Dobben started working in a salon but wanted to be closer to home. She joined local hairdresser Colleen Bosomworth at Hair Daze, in September 2007. Working with Bosomworth, Dobben gained plenty of experience and met her future clients. The vision for A Golden Touch became a reality following Crystal’s marriage to husband Steve in 2007. The birth of Cali in 2010 and Ryder in 2012 followed.
A Golden Touch offers clients a full range of hair care services including colours, cuts and styling for adults and children. In addition to manicures, pedicures, shellac manicures, facial waxing, a tanning bed, tanning supplies and hair accessories, Dobben has recently added Creative Links Jewelery, to her wide range of retail items.
After seeing a need for a tanning salon in Drayton, a 20-minute lay-down tanning bed was added.
“Now is the perfect time of year to add a glow to holiday outfits and tan for winter vacations. Single tanning sessions and packages deals are available,” said Dobben.
With a desire to further her education, Dobben attended Nail Expressions Academy, and became Certified Nail Technician. Clients are now able to meet all their beauty needs under one roof, without leaving Drayton.
Flexibility and client services are key to maintaining a business. Dobben offers daytime and evening appointments.
Located at 28 High St. in Drayton, clients have the convenience of entering A Golden Touch through a separate entrance from Dobben’s home. Regular clients have come to expect Dobben’s children to pop in to visit during appointments.
Just in time for the Christmas season, A Golden Touch’s retail shelves are stocked with hair products, styling tools and accessories, perfect for stocking stuffers. Gift certificates are available in any denomination to make Christmas shopping an easy task.
The salon offers plenty of space to accommodate birthday and bachelorette parties. A perfect treat for the ladies in your life.
“My goal is to see every client leave the salon with a smile on their face. My clients are like family. It’s so much fun going to work every day,” Dobben said.
To stay up to date on weekly specials and learn new techniques, please “like” A Golden Touch on Facebook.
Instead of driving all over the city for your salon and tanning needs, call/text Dobben at 519-881-9464 to book an appointment. December appointment slots are filling up quickly.