Beehive salon updates its identity


Owner Gail Waetje said the business is now known as Beehive Cut and Color Bar, a change that reflects the operation's two areas of specialty, as well as its furnishings.

In a salon where a 12-foot antique serving bar is the operation's front counter, and martini glasses are used to dish up the hair coloring, the name seemed the perfect fit, Waetje said in an announcement. In conjunction with that change, the salon has added a bevy of complimentary beverages for customers, she added.

Stylists have also been mired in training. Beehivers Kyle Waetje, Launa Acker and Tina Nelson spent five days at Bumble and bumble University's Design Studio Workshop in New York. After their return they passed on the techniques in women's advanced long layer cuts, classic graduated bobs and short layer cuts to their colleagues.

That was followed Sept. 29 by an in-salon color workshop from Wella Colour educator Melanie Wade of the Seattle-based Robert Leonard Salon.


Tickets are available for the fourth annual Walla Walla Winemakers' Fête, an event that gives new meaning to the concept of blind tasting.

Slated for Dec. 3, the event, a fundraiser for Carnegie Art Center and the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, is billed as one of the most unique wine dinner experiences in the state. Fourteen tables are hosted by participating winemakers at the Marcus Whitman Hotel amp; Conference Center. The four-course meal is prepared by Bear Ullman, executive chef of The Marc Restaurant. Wines are paired with each course.

The upshot: Guests won't know which winery will be their host for the dinner until check-in.

Upon arrival, ticketholders will select holiday cards designed by students from Carnegie. The cards contain the name of the winemaker with whom they'll be dining.

Guests also get to taste a variety of local wines and bid on special auction lots to benefit Carnegie Art Center.

One guest from each table will take home a free magnum from the center of the table. Tickets are $150 to the Winemakers' Fête, which runs 6-10:30 p.m. To register, visit: .

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at or 526-8321.


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