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One Fine Day ... a new beauty salon in Philip

Lois Porch (left) and Debbie Carley

Business partners Lois Porch and Debbie Carley are opening their new beauty salon, One Fine Day, in Philip.

Monday, September 17, will be the official first day of operation at 113 South Howard Ave. It is at the southwest corner of Howard and East Oak Street, southwest of the courthouse. A grand opening celebration will be held sometime in early October.

"We are so excited in now having enough room to offer facials and nails," said Porch.

Porch has had a lifetime of experience in the realm of beauty salon services. After graduating from Kadoka High School, she completed requirements at Karl Johns Beauty College in Rapid City. She and her husband, Roger, and children moved to Philip in 1996, at which time she and Peggy Sether became partners in Shear Madness Salon for over five years.

"Wanting to go part-time," said Porch, "I closed shop there and moved my work in with Tanya Peterson at the Sugar and Spice salon. I thoroughly enjoyed my four years at Sugar and Spice. I had a great time working with Tanya and Tyneal. We traveled to Denver for hair shows and to Minneapolis for Scruples product training."

Porch is pleased with the new location of the One Fine Day salon and its easy accessibility for older or less nimble clientele. "We are so fortunate to find this location with a ramp already built on," said Porch. The two business owners have put in French doors, painted and textured, and put in new linoleum. Most of the remodeling project was done by family and friends.

Porch is excited to be working with Debbie Carley.

Also a Kadoka High School graduate, Carley completed her cosmetology training at Black Hills Beauty College in Rapid City. Her one-year apprenticeship concluded April 20, 2007, at Sugar and Spice. Carley is now in partnership with Porch. "Its nice to be closer to downtown," said Carley.

Carley said, "It's good to work with someone and acquire their knowledge and experience. You learn a lot."

The two ladies will be attending the Rapid City Fall Hair Show. Porch and Carley are scheduled later to earn certification to use the electric file when doing pedicures, manicures and artificial nails.

Beginning September 24th, Carley plans to work five days a week. This will include a yet-to-be determined week night for appointments, possibly with a spa-like atmosphere. She stressed that the salon is for appointments as well as for walk-ins, and for families, offering men's and children's haircuts.

Porch said, "We plan to be flexible and accommodate our clientele. When people see our place, they will see how the name One Fine Day just fits us. Getting your hair done and being pampered is always a fine day."