Jill Gay-Garay started her career in cosmetology in 2000. After working behind the chair for 7 years, she decided to open her own business. With the support of family, friends, and loyal clients, Salon EllaPar opened on December 11, 2007. Naming the salon after her children Ella-Morgan and Parker, Jill had started her dream with 2 stylist offering hair and natural nail services.
After 4 years on Osborne Rd in St Marys, with 6 stylist, it was time to move to a larger location. Outgrowing that space, we moved locations to Kings Bay Rd a 3,200 sq ft building in 2011 . Over the years, we have continued to grow, expanded our space, and extended our menu of services to better fulfill the needs of our clientele. We offer all aspects of hair, nails, makeup, spray tanning, body treatments, massages, facials, and most recently in 2013 we added a clothing boutique.
We've received many local awards over years, including Best of Camden, Best Salon, Best Spa, Best Stylist, and Small Business of the Year. As well as, having the incredible opportunity to do makeup for the stars of "Eye of the Hurricane" starring Melanie Lynskey and Campbell Scott in 2012 that was filmed here in St Marys.
It is important to us to be able to give back to our community that supports us and help where ever we can. We are active supporters of our very own Camden County High Wildcat Football as well as middle school football, Camden High baseball, and our high schools fine arts program. We also donate to varies fundraisers and charities. We want our clients and community to know how much we love them and appreciate them.
Through the years our mission has remained the same. To have clients feel comfortable and at home. When you arrive, you're greeted with warm, happy faces that are always excited to see you come back. It has always been our top priority to make you feel and look your best. At Salon EllaPar, you're not just a client, you're family.