Maurice Peterson’s ambitions did not originally tend toward owning a salon in Stockbridge. “I was going to be a movie star and director,” he explains. But his husband, Mark Johnson, had always dreamed of having his own salon, and after working for some of the top salons in London, Los Angeles, and New York, he knew a lot about the business. So eight years ago, they decided to take a chance. In a “grand and fabulous” move, they sold all their property in New York, moved to Stockbridge—where they “didn’t know a soul”—and opened SEVEN salon.spa. SEVEN, which is located just a few steps away from the Red Lion Inn, is a full service salon and day spa that offers all kinds of hair and nail services, waxing, massages, and facials—and accepts payment in BerkShares.