By Mark Ambrogi
David and Mary Miller have found a new home.
The couple, who live in Indianapolis, closed their salon at Clay Terrace in Carmel in July 2014, later renting space from Salon Lofts in Carmel. This spring, the Millers moved into a new rental spot in Carmel at Bellisimo Salon & Spa, 12545 Old Meridian St., called David & Mary at Bellisimo Salon & Spa.
The Millers, who have been married 41 years, owned David and Mary Salon Spa in the Nora section of Indianapolis for 19 years before moving to Clay Terrace in 2005. At the time of the Clay Terrace move, Mary said demographics showed 85 percent of their clients came from north of 86th Street.
“Our business was booming when we closed it,” Mary said. “We were just ready to go back to our basics and not have staff and not worry about managing people.”
David added, “We’re going back to the beginning and doing what we loved to do anyway.”
David is an esthetician so his specialty is skin care.
“I’m into progressive, results-driven treatments,” David said. “I have a specialty in cutting curly hair. That’s pretty much my only hairdressing. That’s about 20 percent of my clients now.”
Mary specializes in hair coloring.
“I like to specialize in covering gray, and I do a lot of blondes, of course,” she said.
In addition, she does makeup, specializing in bridal makeup.
“We also looking to do what we do best – taking care of the customers,” she said.
Mary said when she was growing up, most mothers didn’t have regular manicures.
“Today’s girl is all about taking care of herself from lash extensions, nails and hair,” she said. “So it’s a different society.”
The Millers, who live on the north side of Indianapolis, also have their own line of skin care products.
For more, visit davidandmary.com.