Cormier Hair Studio is located at 229 S. 8th St. in a 1900 Turquoise Historic home which was purchased by Heidi Cormier in 2013. The home was zoned for residential but required to be converted to live /work in order for a dream to become a reality. It was a lengthy process due to the location in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach. It had to be presented to the City Commission Board, City Council Board and the Historic District Board all of which contained six members and required more than half the vote from its members before closing on the property. Once approved, the home went under nine months of renovations to transform the upstairs to living space and the downstairs into a six station hair salon.
“It was worth the sweat and tears from start to finish. My love for hair began as a young child growing up in the hair industry following the footsteps of my mother, who stood behind the chair for more than fifty years. This is my third location as a business owner. I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist for twenty years. “- Heidi Cormier