Salon changes ownership and name

July 31, 2008
Tim Simard
Observer Staff

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Manager and hair stylist Sarah Bove cuts the hair of young customer Ben Berkson on Tuesday at the new Salon Pure at Maple Tree Place.

A new salon has opened its doors in Maple Tree Place in recent weeks, replacing the former Maple Leaf Salon on Connor Way. Salon Pure officially opened on July 14 under the ownership of lifelong Vermonter Christopher Brown.


Brown said Salon Pure is a different kind of salon since it uses hair products that are organic, as well as being “pure and natural.”

“The products we have stick with that philosophy,” Brown said.

Many of the products Salon Pure's hairdressers use are better for their clients and for the environment, Brown said. Much of what is used is also for sale at the salon. Popular lines include Eufora and Thermafuse hair care products.

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Salon Pure owner Christopher Brown stands next to his businesses wares.

The hairdressers and stylists that worked for Maple Leaf Salon now work for Salon Pure, including Hina Malghani, the former salon's owner, Brown said. Salon Pure has also added three new stylists and color experts, Brown said. Other changes include a new computer system and new Web site,, currently under construction. Brown said a new sign should replace the Maple Leaf Salon in the near future.

Brown said Salon Pure has a great location in the shopping center and has received a lot of walk-in traffic in its first weeks.

“This will be great for us,” Brown said.