Sunday, 16th December 2018

Beauty with a Sense of Love

Written by By Bradley Massman, The Bellevue Gazette

A sense of love and compassion fills the room as customers are greeted with a friendly smile when they walk into Tranzitions Salon and Spa in Bellevue.  Angie Mougey, owner of Tranzitionz, said her salon is a little different than what meets the eye. Inside the salon, every employee has a story that allows them to connect one of their life scenarios with the customer.“Every employee that works here has had someone in their life suffer from cancer,” she said. “I’ve had a lot of girls work for me during the years, but this is the best and most compassionate staff I have ever worked with.”Tranzitionz is known as a spot in Bellevue to get a haircut, maybe a little hair coloring, or even treating yourself to a nice relaxing afternoon at the spa – but that’s not all that Mougey and her staff offer to local residents. “A majority of the women I saw each day with hair loss werecancer survivors of some form,” Mougey said.

“Roughly 10 years ago, I started learning and training how to do permanent cosmetics. After learning that, I became interested in doing areola tattoos for breast cancer survivors. ”Mougey said it was an easy decision to offer free areola tattoos for breast cancer survivors that walk through her door. “I had one lady sit up after the tattoo was done and all she could do was cry,” Mougey said. “It’s a simple process of tattooing the areola instead of women going through surgery. They’re able to feel normal once the tattoo is completed. ”In the last four years, Mougey said, she has tattooed areolas on 20 different women. Tattooing is not the only form of help Mougey and her staff offer to cancer survivors. “We also sell wigs to women who are going through hair loss during cancer,” she said.

“We offer discounted wigs, we do free wig trimming even if they purchased the wig from somewhere else. We just want customers to know how much we care about them.”Mougey’s staff are all on board with her goals of making cancer survivors feel appreciated, including 10-year veteran, Sherri Halladay. “I think it’s great that we can put back into the community and help these women through their struggles,” Halladay said. “It’s very rewarding to make people feel better. I love that we can make them feel better just by being able to help give them some of their self confidence back. ”Halladay said knowing when someone walks out the door that they are feeling better about themselves makes her want to work for free.

Following in her mother’s shoes, Angie’s daughter, Amanda, also gives a helping hand around the salon. “I got into the business at a young age,” Amanda said. “It’s a lot of fun to be able to learn from my mom and be able to get a lot of experience.” Amanda said she helps out with everything – from facials, to nails, to haircuts.

Angie Mougey, owner of Tranzitionz Salon and Spa in Bellevue, touches up one of her client's, Wendy Byrd, permanent tattoos. Byrd traveled all the way from Toledo to see Mougey because she was impressed with what she has to offer.


Angie Mougey and Wendy Byrd smile for the camera after Mougey finished touching up Byrd's permanent cosmetic tattoo.

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