This Month’s Featured Business:
The Maribou Experience
As you enter the glass doors, you instantly feel the buzz of energy in the room. Above the hum of the blow-dryers there is laughter and conversation everywhere you look. The sleek and stylish reception area portrays an upscale feeling while still remaining bright and welcoming. You are immediately greeted by the friendly receptionist who promptly checks you in for your appointment and offers you a beverage while you wait.
While you sip on you glass of wine, chilled champagne or water, you are soon greeted by your friendly stylist who walks you through the chic and stylishly decorated salon to the chair where you are about to get beautified.
As you speak to your attentive stylist about what you want done, you soon find this place offers not only a beautiful and fun atmosphere; they also do an amazing job! The high-standard of training and professionalism is apparent throughout the entire appointment. When you are done, you leave feeling refreshed and loving your new look. Each and every stylist, as well as the management and owners, goes above and beyond to ensure the satisfaction of every one of their clients.
At Maribou, getting your hair or any beauty service done is an enjoyable and pampering experience you will certainly look forward to.
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Larry Cromwell, who with his wife Jill, own and operate Maribou. Larry shared with me the history of how Maribou started, and how through their unique business approach it has become one of the best and most successful salons in the area.
Maribou is an award-winning, upscale salon and spa that prides itself on providing outstanding service to all clients in every age group and price range. It has two thriving locations: the original Maribou Spa Salon in the Parkway Shopping Center on Blue Ravine and the recently opened Maribou on Sutter St in Historic Folsom.
Both locations are operated on the same high standards and foundational principles; focusing on others and providing the highest level of value possible. By putting others first in all areas, utilizing the best staff, products and techniques, and creating a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere, it is no wonder that Maribou salon remains a leader in the beauty industry.
Aside from being a full-service salon and spa, Maribou doubles as a training salon. Owners Larry and Jill recruit from local cosmetology schools and facilitate a rigorous training program in order to secure the best talent the industry has to offer.
A Beautiful History
Maribou first opened its doors in 2006. While it is always challenging starting a new business, Maribou quickly experienced success that it still enjoys today. Even with the unexpected recession only a few years later, the owners were able to make adjustments and effective decisions that retained their devoted clientele despite the economic downturn.
Whether you need a cut and color, a facial, or your nails done, you can count on the fact that both locations offer the same exceptional service. They are each located in beautiful settings and provide their clientele with fun and relaxing atmospheres.
Through their Maribou Salons, Larry and Jill have made valuable contributions to the local economy. Through a focus on hiring young, local talent, they are able to offer long-term, rewarding careers that help support a growing number of families.
Looking to the Future
Larry and Jill believe the success of their business is attributed to the concept of teamwork and putting others first—no matter what. They feel that by lifting others up and building a great team who has a passion for what they do with a mindset of serving others, they are able to create not only a successful business but also offer flourishing careers for their staff.
Through leveraging the talent of others and utilization of outside consulting, they plan to continue improving and growing in all areas of their business based on the people-first, value driven philosophy they have always employed.
Based on Personal Experience
Why focus on this particular business you might ask? Well, I am a long time patron of Maribou Spa & Salon! I have been a client of the fabulous stylist Elisa Avalos for years now. She has over a decade of experience and is one of Maribou’s highest valued stylists. If you are looking for an amazing cut and color, Elisa is your gal. Check out her work below…that’s me! But you really can’t go wrong with any of the incredibly talented stylists at Maribou!
Maribou Spa & Salon
25085 Blue Ravine Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
Maribou on Sutter St.
702 Sutter St.
Folsom, CA 95630