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Cosmetology business proposed on Herndon Parkway

A cosmetology business is eyeing a spot in an office park on Herndon Parkway (via Google Maps)

A cosmetology business is seeking the Town of Herndon’s permission to open up on Herndon Parkway.

At a meeting on Jan. 22, the Herndon Planning Commission unanimously approved a special exception to move forward with the plan for Rosslyn Cosmetology to open in suite 106 at 299 Herndon Parkway. Specifically, the commission agreed to allow special exceptions for personal services and retail sales uses.

In a report, town staff noted that the zoning ordinance allows flexibility in instances where businesses traditionally located with other commercial service and retail sales have “operational characteristics that make them appropriate to operate in traditional office park developments.”

Rosslyn Cosmetology will be located in a strip of office condominiums that already hosts Fancy Lashes and Beyond, a beauty salon, and multiple spas.

“In this case, the proposed personal services and retail sales uses are consistent with the purpose and intent of the Commercial Office Zoning District and the additional controls that can be implemented through the special exception process,” staff said in the report.

Fadrique Iglesias, a community planner with the Town of Herndon, told the commission that the town previously granted special exceptions for personal services businesses in 2022 and June 2023.

The business currently under consideration will likely include a spa, salon and cosmetic services with up to six people at the business at any time, Iglesias said.

The business will take up roughly 916 square feet of space, if approved for the building.

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