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Shear Sister’s Salon opens on Main Street

September 6, 2019
CJ Eilers - Editor ( , Dysart Reporter

Master Clipper on Main Street is no more, but sisters Brianna Petersen and Attalina DiGiacomo have joined forces to open Shear Sister's Salon in its place this week.

"My father-in-law called me one day and told me Deb Foss is selling her salon," Petersen said. "I called her and it was a whirlwind afterwards with everything going into motion. She's got pretty big shoes to fill and was wonderful here in Dysart. We have a lot to live up to."

Both sisters have backgrounds in styling and cosmetology, jumping on the chance to take over the former home of The Master Clipper this past month. Their shared love for hair and skin developed at an early age and came to fruition as they closed on the building on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

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Sisters Attalina DiGiacomo (left) and Brianna Petersen (right) opened Shear Sister’s Salon this week in the former home of Master Clipper, hoping to expand beauty services to skincare in the near future.

"I was 14 when I discovered I liked hair, makeup, styling and I got my sister into it when she was younger," Petersen said. "We've had a passion since then and decided a year and a half ago to go into school together. We took a journey as partners and worked in a salon in Cedar Falls. This opportunity came up and we had to take it."

Petersen bought the property after selling inherited land in Hudson. With help from family members, Shear Sisters came into existence. Both sisters live in Dysart, though DiGiacomo is a Colorado native.

"School and family brought me here," DiGiacomo said. "I'm a diehard aunt and all my nieces/nephews are here."

Since buying the business, DiGiacomo and Petersen have been busy at work making the building their own, buying supplies, taking inventory and doing some painting.

"We've mainly been doing inventory, but painting was the big thing to do because we wanted to add our own spin to the place," DiGiacomo said. "A lot of fun shopping has been had."

Shear Sisters will start off as mainly a hair salon for the first four months, but will offer skincare services beginning in January. The sisters plan to offer microderms, chemical peels, facials and lash extensions, all of which are services they feel are not offered in the area. Color, cutting will be provided in the meantime and Petersen stated customers have already come in to schedule appointments.

"I'm excited to be starting a business with my sister and getting to know the community," DiGiacomo said. "I hope to get to know the community better and this all feels surreal to be have a business before turning 20."

Shear Sister's Salon plans to host community events such as a dad-daughter night to teach fathers how to style hair, makeup classes for teens, hairstyling community nights and other ideas. The business is open seven days a week with Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check out Shear Sister's Salon on Facebook.



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