In the years that Jaylana Zemansky, Amanda Davis and Paige Charbonnier worked together at Magnolia Avenue Salon in downtown Larkspur, they morphed from colleagues to friends to partners.

“Friends turned into family, basically,” Zemansky says. “We all wanted to see each other grow and succeed, and together we developed a vision of what we wanted to create for ourselves.”

The trio realized that vision this week, opening AP Luxe Salon at 40 Millwood Street near downtown Mill Valley. They did so with a tagline that says it all: “Self-indulgence is the ultimate form of luxury, and luxury lives at AP LUXE.”

“We wanted a brand that was known for luxury,” says Zemansky, who serves as the salon’s chief operating officer and notes that Davis and Charbonnier are among the very few Certified L’Oreal Professionnel Balayage Artists in Northern California. “That’s a huge accomplishment – and they’re right here in Mill Valley.”

AP Luxe Salon hosted a blockbuster pre-opening celebration on May 26, and opened their doors officially on June 1.

“Today was our first day,” Zemansky says. “I woke up this morning and couldn’t believe it was actually all happening. We’re thrilled.”

The 411: AP Luxe Salon is at 40 Millwood Street. It’s open Tue.-Sat. from 9am-6pm. You can book appointments online here or by calling 415.987.5893 (LUXE).

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