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Toni & Guy Hair Academy moving to larger facility

Sun., Oct. 17, 2010

A major change involving 13 employees, about 100 students, hundreds of customers and two key Coeur d’Alene locations will occur in early January.

The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy will move from 317 Coeur d’Alene Ave. to 410 Neider Ave. The new facility (the old Tidyman’s grocery store) will allow the school to expand from 10,000 to 15,000 square feet and up to 125 students and additional instructors.

The academy offers a complete cosmetology program for educating and licensing hairdressers. It includes techniques in haircutting, coloring, hairdressing and manicuring. The normal 2,000-hour program for a full-time student is 67 weeks. Students (only full-time are enrolled) start working with clients during their junior level and are tested and apply for licensing at the senior level. The school also offers continuing education to instructors and advanced training to licensed hairdressers and technicians.

The former Headmasters Academy in Coeur d’Alene became a Toni & Guy Academy last February. The 40-year-old company started in London and now has 53 salons and 15 schools across the United States with its headquarters in Carrollton, Texas. The CdA group participates in local events such as the Festival of Trees, Job Fair and Art on the Green.

Open hours for clients are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 to 4 Saturdays. Phone (509) 664-0541. Check

Sower Bible Bookstore moves to Appleway

More than tripling in size, the Sower Bible Bookstore has moved from 7352 Government Way to the former Christian Supply location at 1234 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. The newly renovated facility is about 4,000 square feet.

“Our business offers relationships in a Christian retail environment,” said spokesperson Shellie Christian (really, that’s her name). “We connect customers with products that foster their personal growth in their faith. We also provide a variety of ways that they can share their faith through cards, music, gifts, books and Bibles.”

The new store includes a “gathering place” espresso bar. The staff of eight employees has a combined 45-plus years in Christian retail experience. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone (509) 292-4359.

Love Your Life Center opens on Sherman

Offering services to help clients deal with stressful issues, D & L Associates has opened a Love Your Life Center at 1111 E. Sherman Ave. The new space is 2,500 square feet, compared with 1,500 in the previous D & L location at 1121 E. Sherman Ave.

Helping clients manage stress, services include massage therapy, hypnotherapy, life coaching, nutrition counseling and smoking cessation, the Center has six employees.

An open house will be Nov. 11. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment. Phone (208) 676-9912. Check

Two watch businesses combine

Owners of Watches by Gosh in Coeur d’Alene and Yellowstone Watch of Post Falls have combined the stores into the Watches by Gosh location in the Resort Plaza Shops complex at 210 Sherman Ave.

Ken and Kristi Kotoski recently purchased the CdA business and moved their Post Falls business into the resort location. They offer watch and clock sales and repair and sunglasses. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 to 5 Sundays. Phone 667-3305. Check

This week’s tidbits

• A farmers market workshop will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, in the Holiday Inn in Ponderay. Offered to farmers market vendors and managers, the workshop is a cooperative effort between the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension. Registration cost is $20 for materials and lunch and $25 after Oct. 27. Contact Lacey Menasco at (208) 332-8538 or

• Oil Can Henry’s has closed its branch between Third and Fourth streets and consolidated with its outlet at 124 W. Hanley Ave. at Government Way. Phone (208) 765-2550.

• The Unique Motif store in Prairie Shopping Center will close Oct. 23. Its home décor, accessories, furniture and store displays are on sale noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Phone (208) 772-1503.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 or

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