Sally Beauty Supply commemorated the opening of its newest store with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 27 at The Gates of Prosper shopping center.

The new location is one of six new concept stores by Sally Beauty Supply, which feature a completely redesigned store configuration and design, meant to look more modern and easier for customers to navigate.

“We’re very, very excited for this store,” said Catrin Ahumada, marketing operations representative for Sally Beauty Supply.

The company plans to add more concept stores throughout the DFW area, but the Prosper location is the first in North Texas. Choosing Prosper for a new concept store was due in large part to the explosive growth that the town has recently experienced.

“Certainly there is a need for more retail in this area,” said John Bard, Regional Director of North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas for Sally Beauty Supply. “We think it’s a great area, really a phenomenal area.”

The company hopes to bring more shoppers to Prosper and will also create 10 jobs through its new store. In addition to adding new jobs, sales from the store will contribute to an increase in the sales tax dollars that stay in Prosper and are put right back into the town, part of a larger trend of expansive growth in retail within Prosper.

“They are really meeting a need,” said Amanda Hall, Executive Director of the Prosper Chamber of Commerce. “Our big thing at the Chamber of Commerce is that we want to maintain the small town charm. We’re very community driven.”

“We’ve had lots of businesses coming in that are like minded in terms of economic development but with a focus on the community,” said Hall.

Showing its commitment to the community of Prosper, Sally Beauty Supply donated $1,000 to the Prosper Education Foundation. Marcellus Rainey, a member of the organization’s board of directors, was presented with a check on behalf of the foundation at the ceremony.

“I would invite residents to come visit the new store, take a look at the new style and let us know what they think,” said Ahumada.

Sally Beauty Supply is located at 951 S Preston Rd, Prosper, TX 75078 in The Gates of Prosper shopping center.