Best friends, Kelly Pattie and Kimberly Hagan, met back in 2001 at Arthur Angelo's school of Cosmetology. After graduating together in 2002, they started working together at a local salon. After working there for seven years, they made the decision to become business partners and open their own salon. Affinity Salon was established in 2009 and was located on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, RI. In 2014 Kelly & Kim got the opportunity to move the salon to their ideal location at 951 Victory Highway in North Smithfield, RI. After extensive renovations on the building, the new location opened in October, 2014.