Ribbon cutting

The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) Bay Blazers and staff were joined by guests recently to celebrate a ribbon cutting for Avidity Salon, 415 S. Austin Street.

Owner Jacklin Blandin-Johnson, graduated from Rockport-Fulton High School in 2010. She then attended Del Mar College and obtained her Cosmetology Certification in 2012.

In 2017 she created a five-minute video and submitted it to Vidal Sassoon to apply for a $5,000 education scholarship in Santa Monica, CA, in which she won. There were more than 500 entries with only seven winners nationwide.

“It was definitely a big challenge I had to work at,” said Johnson.

The scholarship gave her the opportunity to study one-on-one with a Vidal Sassoon Educator in Los Angeles for a week. The training included color and cuts.

In 2018 she received her MCE Certification (Master Color Expert) from Wella. In order to obtain this certification, she had to train with Wella experts in California. The training took a total of 5 weeks. She graduated in the Wella Master Stage in Calabasas, CA.

With Johnson’s expertise, she can perform hair and color services for clients, while educating them on the best style and products for their hair type and lifestyle. Her services also include haircuts for women, men, children, and wax services.

Johnson aspired to one day become a salon owner and educator, which led to the opening of Avidity Salon in January 2021. After the opening of her salon, Wella awarded her as an online Wella Passionista.

“It’s been more than a dream come true and I am so thankful and blessed to be the owner of a business in my hometown,” said Johnson.

For more information, visit Avidity Salon’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Avidity-Salon or call 790-6178.

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