Mom hands scissors to daughter at Tangles

JoJo Stuckert, left, and her mother, Ann Marie McConnell, share a hug after talking about Stuckert taking over for McConnell at Tangles Salon and Boutique. McConnell said she expects to do hair 1-2 days a week until her interior decorating business takes off.

By Shawn Byrne


While there is a change in leadership happening at Tangles Salon and Boutique, 10 S. Kerkes St., the good news is that it will be staying in the family.

Ann Marie McConnell is rearranging her schedule and will continue doing hair at the boutique about 1-2 days a week, but she has turned the day-to-day operations over to her daughter, JoJo Stuckert.

Tangles is in its sixth year, and McConnell is entering semi-retired status so she begin work on her dream career.

“My dream is decorating; interior decorating,” McConnell said.

She’s worked on Cowboy Cookin’, Weight Loss Center of Arizona, and multiple homes. She said the name of her interior decorating business is Savvy Décor.

Changes have already been in the works at Tangles. An esthetician, Brenna Hopkins, was added to handle skin care needs, and a new nail technician, Denise Fisher, was recently brought on board to make Tangles a full-service salon.

The boutique offers cuts, hair extensions, blondes, Brazilian blowouts (a hair-smoothing treatment), nails, skin care, and waxes.

Stuckert is already running a salon in Cave Creek, JJ and Co. She plans on keeping the Cave Creek store open, but is entertaining the thought of merging the two businesses down the road.

“I think Wickenburg and Cave Creek are very similar,” she said. “There’s that small town feel and they get busy in the winter just like we do. A lot of people from there come here, and a lot of people from here go there for things like roping. So it would be like having two locations on different sides of town.”

Tangles will play host to a semi-retirement party for McConnell and as a way to introduce Hopkins and Fisher to the community.

There will be wine, hors d’ouerves, a chance for goodies, and there will be drawings for future discounts. McConnell’s semi-retirement and Tangles’s introduction party will be from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the salon.

McConnell is grateful for how the Wickenburg community has treated her and the salon.

“I want to thank everyone for their business and support throughout the years,” she told The Sun. “I still would love to hear from everyone through Facebook, calls or texts. When my new business takes off and gets really busy, I’ll be fully retired.”

Stuckert is excited to take what her mom has established and is looking forward to continuing the level of service the salon’s clientele have come to expect.

“I want to thank my mom for building such a great business,” Stuckert said. “I’m glad to be following in her footsteps. Healthy hair is my priority.”

For an appointment at Tangles, call (623) 687-1214.

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