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Strut the Salon Opens on Parsons Avenue

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The new Village Point building on Parsons Avenue has had little trouble attracting new tenants. The Fitness Loft and Alchemy Juice Bar opened earlier this month, a new restaurant concept is in the works, and a hair salon called Strut also opened last week. Strut serves both men and women with hair and nail services, and has a focus on retro styles.

The new business is a passion project for co-owner M’Lou MacKay-Santilli, who describes herself as a third-generation stylist.

“I literally grew up in my grandmother’s salon,” she says. “I’ve been in the business now for 20 years and still love what I do.”

M’Lou has worked along side her husband and business partner Josh in the styling world for six years now, but until now have not had the right space available to launch their own full-service salon.

“We loved the idea of living and working in the same neighborhood, since we live just five minutes away,” she adds. “We also wanted to be part of the revitalization of this area, so it was a perfect fit for us.”

Strut officially soft-opened on October 7th and the owners are in the process of putting the final touches on the space. To compliment the retro-styling specialty, Strut features a 1940s-era decor with vintage cabinets, mirrors and chairs. Artwork from local creatives will be featured on the walls.

“This area is undergoing such a transformation, and we feel the arts can be a huge catalyst for change,” said M’Lou. “We will be giving our wall space over to local artists, and we’ll have retail space for local craftspeople. Our aim is for there to always be something different to see when you walk in.”

For more information, visit www.strut-salon.com.

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