Salon Opens on Fourth Street in Minster

Staff Writer

After four months of remodeling, the building was ready for its close-up. The big picture windows revealed an environment superbly suited to its new purpose as Danae Hoying’s brand new salon and business at 234 E. Fourth St. in Minster. Many friends, family and well-wishers gathered around Minster grad Hoying to celebrate the businesses reveal to the public. And that reveal did not disappoint. Everywhere one could look at the interior decor and the appointments therein showed an attention to detail befitting a quality salon and character that Danae and her staff of three are working to treat their customer clients.

Danae started doing hair about three years ago and learned much about the business through a salon she worked at in Anna. Along the way she developed a vision for opening her own salon. Her husband Isaac, who works for Wegandt and was instrumental in bringing the remodeling project along, notes that his wife has been happiest when she is doing what she now knows to be her calling.   

Right out of high school, Danae had spent three years exploring a religious vocation. She also tried  nursing and physical therapy before deciding on her present vocation, training in Lima. “Once I got there it felt like home.”

Growing up in Minster, Hoying has learned from her family “the lesson that hard work pays off. I grew up in a very Catholic home.” She gives credit to not only her family but her husband’s as well. “I feel like our families fit really well together.” Both sets of parents were on hand for the opening.

Danae sees this as her calling and a way to express her faith and help nurture that of others as well. She understands that the strength to carry  on and “do something beautiful for God” starts with her own prayer life and notes when she began moving in this direction that she first sought guidance from the Lord. The beauty she seeks to help others realize begins with a comitment to inner beauty.

At the ribbon-cutting, Village Administrator Don Harod thanked the Hoyings for “bringing their business to Minster” and Mayor Dennis Kitzmiller offered a proclamation recognizing the new business.

All on hand enjoyed the new surroundings and the opportunity to not only have refreshments and hors d’oeuvres but make appointments, buy gift cards and enter a giveaway drawing.