PICKENS COUNTY - Once Kurt Brooks had begun building a shopping center off Powdersville Road, he decided to begin recruiting a handful of businesses that would work well together.
The shopping center now includes three businesses that Brooks say make a "great combination" - a cheer and tumbling center, a hair and nail salon and a tanning and massage center. The businesses are located on Powdersville Road near the Pickens and Anderson County borders.
Kurt Brooks' wife, Marylena Brooks, the manager of Palmetto Hair and Salon, said the shop has several ladies who have a lot of experience in the business, including: hair stylist Elisa DiFilippo, with 30 year of experience; hair stylist Karen Stokes, 16 years, hair stylist Michelle Harris, 13 years; master hair care stylist Cynthia Gilstrap, 26 years; nail technician Shelli McDonald, three years; and nail technician Lisa Padgett, 13 years.
For more information, call Palmetto Hair and Salon at 220-2320.
Also in the shopping center is Sho-Stopperz, the cheer and tumbling center.
Sho-Stopperz offers cheerleading for 4-year-olds through high school students.
Owner Michelle Smith said she teaches tumbling to Easley High School students, has a 12 and under All Star Cheerleading Squad and also offers private lessons.
For more information, call Sho-Stopperz at 607-3533.
Sunburst Tanning is also in the shopping center, and it offers UV tanning, Custom Airbrush (UV Free) tanning, Massage Therapy, gifts and gift wrapping, according to its Web site, www.sunburstsalon.com.
Sunburst Tanning owner Yolanda Austin said she's excited to have moved her business from the Berea area to Easley.
Sunburst Tanning also has a "new upscale look," she said.
For more information about Sunburst Tanning, call 220-2995.