After many years of beautifying the Yakima Valley community, Belu Salon Tanning & Spa (32 N 2nd St in Yakima) is closing its doors forever.

According to an email sent to past and current customers, the managers of the salon have decided to cut the cord on their business.

"Belu will miss you..." begins the subject's headline. "We are closing our doors by the end of October. Our building owner passed away in April of 2020, and the building got sold to convert into a different business."

Belu owners revealed their plans to close the salon last month on their Facebook page and many former customers shared their love and spoke of how much they will miss the pampering experiences they had there. Several of the stylists at Belu have already begun doing hair elsewhere at other local Yakima salons including:

Alexandra's on Second which is right down the block (16 N 2nd St B)

Beauty + Brews (302 W Yakima Ave Suite #107)

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And individual private hair services upon request

In years past, the Belu salon has hosted hair fashion shows in downtown Yakima on 2nd Street and educated many hairstylists across the country. The salon is also known as being a Paul Mitchell retailer and for being one of the most popular upscale unisex hair salons in Yakima. They were once featured as the best place in Yakima for "manscaping", the art of helping men clean up their look through precision haircuts, manicured nails, cleaned-up eyebrows, and sharply trimmed beards. Another accomplishment for the beauty parlor was receiving numerous "Readers Choice" awards from the local Yakima Herald newspaper.

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