Nola Downing cuts the hair of longtime customer Karen Stickney on Tuesday at the new location of her business, Additions & Subtractions, on Sabattus Street in Lewiston. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

A hair salon with a loyal following has relocated from 19 Bartlett St. to 77 Sabattus St.

Additions and Subtractions, owned by Nola Downing, was at the Bartlett Street location for 20 years. She moved to a newly renovated building that also houses Washrite Laundromat, which opened in March after extensive renovations by owner Billy Yasin.

Downing is leasing the salon as she welcomes her customers to her new place. “I have a lot of loyal clients,” she said after the recent move. She’s downsized a bit but has two chairs. Additions and Subtractions is a unisex hair salon focused on hair styling, perms and colors and Downing said she welcomes all family members to the new digs.

The salon is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. On Wednesday afternoons, Downing heads to Schooner Memory Care, where she does hair for the residents, then goes back to her shop.

Downing says she is very happy with her new location because it has better parking, a dedicated lot, and more visibility in a familiar part of town.

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