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Med City hairstylist launches her own men's grooming salon

Adrienne Fisk opened her in-home salon, A&C Men’s Grooming, this week. Fisk, who has specialized in men’s grooming for the past 13 years of her 21-year career, is offering a full slate of male services, including haircuts, straight-razor shaves of faces and heads, beard trims and waxing.

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ROCHESTER — Like many people today, men’s hair stylist Adrienne Fisk is working from home these days.

In her case, that means launching her own in-home salon called A&C Men’s Grooming this week. The A and C in the name refer to Adrienne and her daughter, Cecilia.

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Fisk, who has specialized in men’s grooming for the past 13 years of her 21 year career, is offering a full slate of male services including haircuts, straight razor shaves of faces and heads, beard trims and waxing. Her clients schedule appointments through her website .

Why launch your own place, after so many years working for others?

"I think that is kind of the goal for most people that do hair … I was just very ready to be on my own and … be self sustaining and self reliant,” she said. “As I’m learning, owning your own businesses is a lot of work, but it's definitely worth it.”

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Running a one-person shops means all of the work is on her shoulders, but it also offers a flexibility that isn’t always possible working for others.

“Now I can work on my own time, which is nice. Especially after the last couple years, I think people are realizing how important time with family and friends is,” she added.

Jeff Kiger tracks business action in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota every day in "Heard on the Street." Send tips to jkiger@postbulletin.com or via Twitter to @whereskiger . You can call him at 507-285-7798.

Jeff Kiger writes a daily column, "Heard on the Street," in addition to writing articles about local businesses, Mayo Clinic, IBM, Hormel Foods, Crenlo and others. He has worked in Rochester for the Post Bulletin since 1999. Readers can reach Jeff at 507-285-7798 or jkiger@postbulletin.com.
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