Flat Rock Our Hometown’s Decembers Featured Business is Strands Salon and Barbershop
Strands Salon & Barber Shop has a long history of influence with hair. The building has been a beauty or a barber shop in Flat Rock since the early 1900s. Many Flat Rock residents remember it as Club Barber Shop. Continuing this history of hair care in Flat Rock, Strands Hair Salon and Barber Shop opened in 1997 at 26318 E. Huron River Dr. Flat Rock.
Strands is a family owned business, run by Ginny Sims and Shayla Hopper. Ginny started Strands in 1979 on Grosse Ile. She moved Strands to Flat Rock in 1997. Ginny fell in love with the history of the building and Flat Rock, believing it was the perfect location. Both the community and the building embodied her beliefs, one of hard work ethic, loyalty, family and a long history.
Ginny has been in the hair business for fifty–three years, apprenticing five hairdressers and hiring countless new graduates and training them. She has owned a business for thirty–nine years and is semi-retired now. Ginny’s daughter, Shayla, manages most of the day to day. Shayla has been in the salon her whole life and carries on the family business beliefs and values every day at Strands. Recently Celebrating her mom’s 50th anniversary in the hair care business, Shayla said, “personally, I have never met anyone who has cared more about her staff or clients then my mom. Of course, I am biased, she’s my mom. But I have been in this business for twenty–two years and know she is unique. She treats people so kindly, she always told me that everyone’s money is green, never treat the CEO or homeless man any different, they come her to feel and look good. This comes from a woman who started out in Grosse Point styling Mrs. Clay Ford’s hair, now she’s in little Flat Rock. In 50 years, she’s never swayed from that belief.”
Strands recently restored the building to its original historical des
Strand Hair Salon & Barber shop has very talented hairstylists, Renae who has been with Strands for 8 years she is their top stylist, she offer an array of color, razor cuts, precision cuts, and clipper cuts. Emily is their newest stylist, is exceptional with fantasy color. Strands now has a Barber, Gail, with 41 years of experience who offers men haircuts with straight razor around the ear & neck shaves and straight razor face shaves. They also have an apprentice, Melanie who is extremely talented and can offer hair color and cuts at a discounted price.
Tuesday 8 am – 7pm
Wednesday 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday 8 am – 8 pm
Friday 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am -4 pm
Here are a few Historic Pictures from Strands of Hair.
Motor City Canoe and Kayak rental opened in Flat Rock in 2016. Owners Alex Knoch and John Blevins think that Flat Rock is the perfect location combing retro style with old town charm.
Alex came up with idea as there was really no place downriver to canoe or kayak. Alex was a Boy Scout and had worked with the scouts up north for years with canoeing and kayaking. His friends asked him where they could rent canoes and kayaks in the area and seeing none south of Ann Arbor, Alex decided to open a place since there was a significant need.
Their location at Atwater near HuRoc Park in Flat Rock is the perfect entry point. Patrons can do a short 2 hour trip to Dodge Park or a longer 5 hour trip to Lake Erie.
Flat Rock Our Hometown (FROH) is excited to highlight Motor City Canoe and Kayak to our business community. It’s a perfect addition to our downtown that highlights why Flat Rock is quickly becoming a destination and recreation hub downriver. Just a note, it’s nice to have young business owners invest in our city, Alex is only 26 and now successfully runs other locations on top of starting in Flat Rock.
During the month of August, Motor City Canoe and Kayak is offering rent one get the other rental half off, Monday thru Thursday.
The Mayor along with city rep’s, business owners, Our Home Town and citizens were present at the Ribbon Cutting at T-Mobile. T-Mobile is located at the Matilda and Telegraph, 26670 Telegraph Road. Tyler Tepfenhart , location manager, cut the ribbon at Noon. Tyler welcomed everyone in to look around the newly redecorated building. The site had giveaways for children and adults along with good deals on consumer and business phone lines. Tyler said they are running a special for seniors 55 and over.
Come on into our newest store in Flat Rock and talk to any of our customer service rep’s.
Click here to reach them their website
Business hours are;
- Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
You can call the store at 734-984-4163
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28620 Telegraph Road
Flat Rock, MI 48134