Flourish Skin & Laser, a Longview salon that offered a variety of beauty treatments, abruptly shut its doors Monday, leaving employees and customers wondering what happened.
A notice posted on the clinic’s doors reports: “Due to an unfortunate change and clarification in Washington state law WAC 246-919-605 we are unable to operate at this time. We appreciate all of your support over the years.”
That specific law, which regulates “use of laser, light, radiofrequency, and plasma devices as applied to the skin” has not been updated since 2007, according to a spokesperson for the state Department of Health.
The health department has no pending cases against Dr.William Turner, Flourish’s medical director, nor against the clinic’s previous owners, Amy Hannahs and Mary Nielsen. The clinic apparently was sold last year to Christopher Kalvels, who did not return multiple calls for comment.
Flourish offered laser skin treatments, hair removal, facials, Botox injections, toe fungus treatment and hair salon services, among other services.
The clinic’s hairdressers, who did not have any ownership or say in the decision to close, are reportedly trying to relocate their services elsewhere.
Flourish was located inside the Pacific Surgical Institute at 625 Ninth Ave. Suite 230.