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New business opens in Luverne

Pretenses, located at 126 South LeGrand Ave. in Luverne, held its official ribbon cutting ceremony on July 31. Co-owners Merritt Bond and Steve Penny said the salon officially opened on July 21 for business.

“We have totally renovated and remodeled the rooms,” Bond said.

Its location is the former Blackmon and Hughes Construction Company.

“We do precision cutting, custom color, perms, highlighting, formal styling and weddings, special occasion make-up, and full-body waxing,” Bond said.

Bond, a Luverne native, graduated from cosmetology school in San Diego, Cal.; she is married to Dennis Molizone, and they have two children, Canada and Sophia. She has been a licensed stylist for five years.

Co-owner Steve Penny lives with his wife, Cheryll, in Glenwood.

Pretenses is open Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments can be made and walk-ins are welcome, Bond said.

“It’s wonderful to be back,” Bond, who returned to Luverne in May, said. “I missed my home—my family is here, so it’s good to be home.”

For more information or to make an appointment, call Pretenses at 335-2800.