Feb. 8—Meraki is Greek for “carrying out some thing with enthusiasm or placing your soul into one thing,” suggests Tabitha Parker.

Parker, co-operator with her husband George of Meraki Hair Studio & Boutique, said when the few and the women of all ages who get the job done in the hair salon part of the keep heard the term, they knew it was “best” for the new enterprise.

“We felt like that was best,” she mentioned. “This is how we offer for our families, but we feel it really is much more than a work. It can be a enthusiasm.”

“We and the women experienced a eyesight for what this really should be, the kind of ambiance we needed,” she explained. “We arrived up with the identify Meraki, which is Greek for carrying out some thing with passion or placing your soul into anything. My spouse and I crafted a lot of the inside furniture.”

The boutique is at 333 S. Hamilton St. in downtown Dalton.

“We have been open here since November,” reported Parker. “We were formerly in yet another area downtown as The Uniquely Boutiquey Shoppe, but we necessary much more place and when we moved we made a decision to change the name. We have been in small business for about 3 years. Ahead of that, I was a graphics designer.”

The boutique primarily sells women’s apparel.

“Our consumers vary in age from about 16 to about 50,” she explained. “We check out to have some thing for absolutely everyone. We make a good deal of work to obtain factors you are unable to obtain in other shops close to here. We’ve bought some sweatshirts by Royce Attire in North Carolina Porky’s footwear is special to us. Which is a manufacturer that is really well-known and really comfy.”

Parker mentioned what truly distinguishes the retailer is its company.

“We definitely test to make all people cozy and make them really feel welcome when they arrive in, whether they arrive in for hair or to the boutique,” she explained. “We get consumers from Dalton, obviously. But we also get them from Chattanooga, from Ringgold, from Chatsworth and Calhoun, seriously the complete surrounding location. We do get returns. Some boutiques do not do that. But we get returns up to two months. We ship all around the United States.

The boutique’s web page is www.merakistudio1.com.

“I will not lower hair myself,” Parker explained. “I run the boutique and make custom made (T-shirts). We’ve acquired these kinds of a good group of ladies in the salon. They proceed to choose classes. It can be significant to them to maintain up to day and learn new skills. They all have a significant travel to be the most effective they can. We at the moment have five (stylists) and two apprentices.”

The retail store is open up Tuesday by Saturday.

“We are normally right here 10 to about 3 on Tuesday and 10 to 6 the other days on the boutique facet,” Parker mentioned. “The women will remain later on the salon facet if they require to to in shape another person in.”