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Laura Ruettiger, owner of Tru Salon & Spa, has been a stylist and business owner in Shorewood for over 30 years! Formerly located in the plaza building facing IL-59, Tru Salon & Spa was one of the first businesses to open in Anderson's Crossroads Plaza and has been a staple full-service salon in town ever since. Currently located at 102 W Jefferson Street, Tru Salon & Spa relocated to their brand-new building facing Jefferson Street in 2019. 

Walking for the first time, you’ll notice an open concept with clients and stylists chit-chatting while achieving their new styles. Services include haircuts, styling, texture, extensions, wig consultations, lash extensions, manicures, facials, makeup, and various spa packages. A complete list of services can be found on Tru Salon & Spa’s Facebook Page. 

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Q & A with Laura Ruettiger, owner of Tru Salon & Spa

Where are you located?
102 W Jefferson St
Shorewood, IL

What products or services do you offer?
We offer a variety of hair services that include haircuts, hair styling, hair color, hair texture, extensions, wig consultations, and hair toppers. We also offer waxing services, makeup, lash extensions, manicures, pedicures, microblading, and different spa packages. Our esthetician does the best facial treatments uniquely curated for each customer.

A complete list of Tru Salon and Spa services can be found at www.vagaro.com/trusalonandspa 

Apart from the haircuts, color, and treatments that are to be expected at a salon, are there any other services or products you want to highlight?
I would say our wigs and hair toppers, but we are basically a hair salon that does everything. Jovita also does microblading and her facials are great. We also have boutique-like things here like purses and jewelry for clients to buy or look through. We try to keep a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere, which is also important to mention.

How do you recommend new clients book an appointment?
We do take walk-ins, but it is mostly appointment-only. You can call the salon at 815-741-9282, or book your appointment through Vagaro at vagaro.com/trusalonandspa.

How large is your team?
We have an 11-person experienced and talented staff that includes stylists, an esthetician, and nail tech.

What brought you to Shorewood?
I really liked this corner location and exposure here. This is the only business I’ve ever owned, so when we decided to open and were looking all over for a location, Anderson’s place was brand new. So, we opened in 1993 and were one of the first businesses in Anderson's Crossroads near where Chicken-N-Spice is currently located. In 2019 we transitioned to our current space after a new building was built and absolutely love it. I was able to start fresh along with the entire plaza.

So alongside being a business owner, you’ve also been doing hair?
Yes, it’s a fun job. It’s not like work, and I don’t think any of us think that. We just like coming to work and doing something different every day. I mean, I think we are really good at what we do too because we’ve all been doing hair for so long that if somebody shows a picture we can duplicate it. I have some clients that I have been working with since I was 18 years old, and it’s really nice.

Are you celebrating any anniversaries or hosting any events that you want the community to know about?
We celebrated our 30th-anniversary last year and have done giveaways in the past. One of our clients runs Eliza’s Angels, which is a food pantry, so at Christmas and Easter we spread the word and clients will bring in donations.

What do you want the community to know about Tru Salon & Spa?
That they can come here and get great hair. We do a great job so they will definitely be happy with whoever they see here.

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