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While Nova Place continues to get its makeover – making it the second largest urban redevelopment project in the country – one new tenant is bringing her own style to the complex. Her name is Brooke Rockwell, and she’s a salon owner coming to Nova Place in the fall. Previously located in another Faros-owned property, City View Apartments, Brooke comes to Nova Place with years of experience and excitement for working in a new, vibrant community!

Q: Tell us how you got your start as a stylist?
A: I’ve been doing hair since high school, so it’s all I’ve ever known! I love it! My first job was in a salon near Carnegie Mellon University. I met so many people from all over the world. I learned so much about every kind of hair and how to handle every kind of request, including giving someone leopard spots.

Q: What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of my work is the amazing feeling I get from changing someone’s cut or color and watching their confidence and happiness change right before my eyes. I’ve developed personal relationships with people too. I’ve had clients who first came to see me when they were students and now they bring their children to the salon. Some of my best friends started out as clients.

Q: What’s exciting you most about moving your company to Nova Place?
We are excited to be a part of Nova Place. It’s great to be included in such a vibrant part of the city. The energy is contagious. I’ve met nothing but friendly people. It will be nice to belong to a growing community.

Q: What specials, if applicable, are you offering first-time clients?
We would like to offer $15 off to all first-time clients. For our existing clients, we are offering $15 off for every new client they refer to us.

Q: You’ve been with your stylists for years – tell us about your teammates.
I work with an amazing group of talented, passionate stylists. They love what they do and want their clients to be thrilled with their hair. Harbor, my sister, grew up in the salon. I don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s a talented artist who has perfected color and does a beautiful updo. Amber, also my sister, is a super-organized planner. She helps the salon and our wedding days run without a hitch. Christina, not a sister, is a true hair artist. Her styles are perfectly fitted to each client. She fits right in with us and never misses a beat. We all love working together.