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, Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5B iHai t usines ' Debra Moore b Staff Writer drnoore@plumasnews.com , The $14 haircut sign draws :' customers in, and once inside i x they quickly learn that Robin's Roots & Boutique offers much more. ,' Robin Nunez White opened her hair and tanning salon four years ago, and has since expanded her business to include apparel, shoes and jewelry. "I want people to have affordable options so they don't have to go to Reno," Robin said. She also wants to offer current trends and is planning a buying trip to Las Vegas in August. "I'm trying to find different styles than everyone else is doing." Robin's sister, Terry White, ' makes jewelry, and her creations provide unique options for customers. The cozy chic boutique, decorated in gray and black, is divided into areas for clothing, tanning and styling. PROFILES IN BUSINESS The tanning portion slowed ROBIN'S ROOTS & BOUTIQUE during her first years in business, causing her to Owner remove one bed to make room Robin Nunez White for storage, but it has rebounded this past year. Address She acknowledges that 175 Lawrence St., Quincy frequent tanning increases the danger of skin cancer, but said Telephone it also has therapeutic aspects. 283-1338 "It's good for arthritis, good for vitamin D, and good for Hours of operation psoriasis," she said. Monday - Friday: And while she wants to 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. expand the apparel portion of Saturday: by appointment her business, Robin will never give up doing hair. "It's what I've always She carries various hair and wanted to do since I was a beauty products, including little girl," she said. "I tried to Biolage, and can order ' give up doing hair, but I love it." anything for her customers. The Quincy native has been While there are many a hairdresser for 28 years, products to choose from, working in Reno for 18, and Robin favors Big&Sexy returning to Quincy seven shampoo and Paul Mitchell years ago. Initially she sprays and mousses. worked for the downtown Her clientele includes men, barbershop, and then at Drop women, children and many of Dead Gorgeous, before the college rodeo team. opening her own salon. "I get a ton of business from She offers cuts, highlights, the college," she said. Part of colqr, waxing and snakeup, it she attributes to the sign in offers more than trims Hair and beauty products, jewelry, apparel and shoes are some of the items that Robin Nunez White stocks in her Quincy hair shop and boutique. She plans to expand her offerings and will be going on a buying trip to Las Vegas in August to add to her clothing lines. Photos by Debra Moore Robin Nunez White is adding women's apparel, as well as shoes, to her Lawrence Street business in Quincy, Robin's Roots & Boutique. Robin, who celebrates four years in business next month, has been a hairdresser for more than 25 years. front of her business, but "a lot of that was Danny Leonhardt," she said of the recently deceased Quincy man, who once brought her a sweatshirt from the Feather River College rodeo team as a thank-you. Leonhardt was a regular customer. "He was a man with a huge heart," she said. That's the aspect of her business that Robin enjoys most -- interacting with her customers. "I learn from everybody doing hair," she said. "I could write a book." As an example, she said she bought her first hom  ............ , , . ....... ,, "because I did a Realtor's hair" and she walked her through the process. In addition to the useful information, Robin also knows "way too much gossip." Part of that is being a hairdresser and part is due to living in a small town, especially one that she grew up ih. Moving back to Quincy allowed Robin to be near her mother, Barbara Chapman, and her two sons, Brandon and Logan. It was her mom who suggested the name "Robin's Roots" and four years later, her business continues: to grow: Amazing Animals Miss Mya is ready to play, says Tom Slavik, of Mohawk Vista. Republican women to meet The Plumas County Republican Women will be meeting Thursday, June 26, at the Mt. Tomba Dinner House in Cromberg. The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. with a luncheon scheduled for noon. The cost is $20. Guest speaker will be Linda Paine, co-founder of the Voter Integrity Project. The general public is welcome to attend. For more information, or to make reservations, contact Marlene Nelson at 836-1547 or Liz Holston at 836-4428. Support the local economy and Invest in Plumas County! We qc. cept ., Medicare Medi-Cal and most other insurance plans. You'll Aho Enjoy Free Delivery end LowerPrRes. Pharmacy