York's mayor has named "Friends The Salon" the Merchant of the Month for January, and a reception is planned for later this week.

Mayor Kim Bracey will be at the salon, at 101 N. Newberry St., at 5 p.m. on Thursday for a reception and celebration, according to a city news release.

The salon staff describes itself as being professional and full-service, specializing in dreadlocks, natural hairstyling and permanently relaxed hair, the release states. The salon also offers hair weaves, precision cuts and coloring.

"At Friends, we specialize in friendship," the business' website states.