Seventh Heaven Salon is now in former Mountain Cuts building
By Katy Savage
The July flood brought a new salon to Killington.
Owner Peggy Campney and stylist Katelyn Stewart opened Seventh Heaven Salon & Spa at the former Mountain Cuts building on Route 4 in Killington after their space in Ludlow flooded on July 10.
They moved to Killington Aug. 1 after spending just about eight years on Route 100 in Ludlow.
Campney, whose family also owns Green Mountain Fireplace Specialties at the Okemo Marketplace in Ludlow, said there was about 6 inches of water in the salon the morning of July 10. They cleaned everything and briefly reopened only to close two days later when the building started smelling like mold.
“We weren’t quick enough getting the water out of the flooring,” Campney said. “It was heartbreaking.”
Campney said she was in the midst of planning to move the salon to the marketplace in Ludlow this fall to add a large boutique and tanning bed and be near the family’s other business, but the marketplace was also badly flooded.
“Unfortunately, because of the flood, we have lost all of our new equipment and inventory as well as many stoves that were stored from my parents’, Peggy and Arnie’s, fireplace business in that same unit,” Campney said. “With both locations being flooded and clients that wanted to get in, we were looking for a spot.”
Campney said she knew the owner of the Killington building and contacted him as longtime salon owner Erica Hurd was closing Mountain Cuts.
“He was looking for a new salon to come in, so it was just perfect timing,” Campney said.
Campney and Stewart both live in Rutland.
Stewart has been in the spa service since 2013. She got interested in hair at a young age and learned cosmetology at Stafford Technical Center.
Seventh Heaven sells and uses Aveda products, which are vegan and animal cruelty free.
“They’re 95%-99% plant based products, all of their containers are recyclable,” Stewart said.
Stewart specializes in hair and eyelash extensions. The salon also offers tanning. “We’re really starting to focus on a lot of weddings as well,” Stewart said.