The new and expanded location of Rubie’s Paradise Salon is about more than just hair.
“We just really like to support our community,” says owner Beth Sanford. “It’s fun to mix it up a little bit.”
The new, 900 square foot location of Rubie’s Paradise Salon will display and sell local art, which will rotate monthly. It will also feature an additional room that will be utilized for additional services.
“We were looking around for a bigger space and with all the dispensaries that have closed, there were a million places on Michigan Avenue,” says Sanford. “It took quite awhile to find the proper place, but we found the place that we’re in and it’s perfect.”
Rubie’s made the move in mid-May, and is going strong enough already that Sanford is looking to hire two to three more stylists. Currently, three full and one part-time stylist are employed there.
“We have more clients than our stylists have time right now,” Sanford says. “Things are going quite well.”
The new Rubie’s location is just two blocks away for Sanford’s original space on Michigan Avenue, but is more than twice the size.