The Frankfort Station
April 27, 2017

Salon Agape opens, looks to ‘enhance natural beauty’

Salon Agape & Co. celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony through the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce April 11.
The six-month-old hair salon focuses on relaxing, accessible and natural beauty experiences, according to co-owner Stephanie Galmines. She and fellow co-owner Judi Kopacz opened Salon Agape, 13 Old Frankfort Way, in October.
“The environment we want to create is classy and wonderful, but also affordable and relaxing – no hoity-toity over here,” Galmines said.
Galmines and Kopacz have 50 years of combined experience in the hair industry, she said, and are passionate about serving people in an environment where customers can unwind.
“We just love being that rock that people can come to and lean on,” Galmines said. We just want to keep giving that to people. We even have people who come in and get their hair done and call their friends to come over and chat—it’s sort of like ‘Steel Magnolias’ over here.”
Galmines said she is a “team-based company,” where all stylists are salaried and “grow each year.”
The salon specializes in color correction and repair and offers cuts, perms, extensions and other hair services, as well as skin care including facials, waxing and a firming and lifting treatment.
Salon Agape is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturdays 9 a.m.-2p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays. For more information, call (815) 806-7511 or visit

Sweets shop, podiatry center celebrate openings

The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce celebrated two additional openings this month.
Short & Sweet Tasty Treats, 9975 W. Lincoln Hwy., opening in February and specializes in candy apples, caramels and chocolates. The shop was founded by Tinley Park couple Maria and Randy Zientara, who first began selling their sweets at local farmer’s markets.
Short & Sweet Tasty Treats is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (779) 333-7653 or visit
Illinois Foot & Ankle Center, 9645 Lincolnway Lane #104, is the office of podiatrist Dr. Kelly May. Dr. May treats a variety of conditions including sprains, diabetic foot care, osteoarthritis, athlete’s foot and heel pain.
Their office is open Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment. For more information, call (770) 333-7419 or visit

Business Briefs are compiled by Editor Kirsten Onsgard.