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Downtown Dearborn Salon to Reopen Under New Ownership

Fans of the former Salon West will see a mix of old and new in the salon, slated to open within a few weeks.

When Salon West Dearborn opens its doors in just a few weeks, it will be like the downtown salon has always been there—because, in a way, it has.

The former Salon West closed its doors in October 2011, but stylist Rosie Haidar was ready to pick right up where the beloved downtown salon left off.

"It was always a really busy, popular salon," said Haidar, who is reopening the business with fellow stylist Maha Nasser and Nasser's husband, local businessman Yaser Berry. "Clients would come here right after work and relax."

Haidar and Nasser plan to keep the same feel of the former salon, and hope to gain back some former customers and stylists, too.

"We're trying to ride the wave of the success of the past," said Haidar's husband Nick Cheetany, who is assisting the salon with marketing. "People were coming here for years and years ... so once we open up and become established, they'll find that comfort again."

The salon will carry Redken products and Redken's organic Pureology line. They'll offer full cut, color and hair treatment services for men, women and children; plus waxing, manicures and pedicures.

Returning customers will notice the addition of tanning beds and the deletion of spa services, which Haidar said they felt was unnecessary, given all the local spa competition.

Also a big change is the decor, which has been completely redone by Global Interiors and Design—including lush purple walls, chandeliers and updated hardwood flooring.

"We want it to be modern, upscale, but something that both young and old crowds can enjoy," Haidar said.

"We wanted bourgeois obnoxious," Nasser said with a smile, "but it ended up more subtle."

One thing customers will notice is the thought put into every last bit of the effort, helped by Nasser's 18 years of experience as a stylist and Haidar's three.

"We both have an idea of how a salon should be run and how employees should be treated," Nasser said.

And soon, they'll be ready to share their vision with the community.

Salon West Dearborn is located at 22085 Michigan Ave. in west downtown. Their grand opening is set for Dec. 14. Watch Dearborn Patch for updates on the salon's opening, and follow them on Facebook.

Pam November 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
It is good to see something going into this vacant space. Good luck.
Dana December 05, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Saying that the new “opening” of “Salon West Dearborn” has anything whatsoever to do with the landmark “Salon West” is a stretch of the imagination to say the least. As an insider, I can tell you that the Salon West you knew and loved is no more. In its place erupts an uninvited shadow. Attempting to Monopolize on eighteen years of customer service and marketing efforts, “Salon West Dearborn” absconded with the “Salon West” name unknown to its founder, Christina Marroquin, and is most likely attempting to steal unsuspecting “Salon West” clientele. “Salon West” (Nicknamed “Salon Waste” by Rosie Haidar, one of the ironic new proprietors of “Salon West Dearborn”) was a Dearborn landmark. It was loved and nurtured by Christina Marroquin, owner and operator. “Salon West Dearborn” is an new endeavor of the worst kind, It attempts to hide its ideals behind an established local icon and ride on that icon’s coat tails; It is deceptive and false… the worst kind of venture by any “honest” entrepreneur. Stealing the name and legitimacy of established businesses for personal gain is unacceptable. Stand with me and demand that the new “Salon West Dearborn” be honest, accountable, and stop trying to cut corners wherever and whenever they can. A stop-work order was already issued for them not complying with city codes. Stop your dollars from going there as well. Sincerely Dana Creighton Previous Employee of Salon West
Dana December 05, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Not good. The new "owners" (and I use that term loosely) are stealing an established business' name and service mark to deceive clients into lining up for their services. Shame on them.
Kathryn Miller December 05, 2012 at 04:16 AM
If the new owners were really that professional, they wouldn't openly admit to trying to "ride the wave of the success of the past". Any business owner worth their salt would want to build a customer base on their own merits, not someone else's hard work. Nice try Mahmoud.
mahmoud maki December 05, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Kathryn this arguement is about a name and a bitter past Nothing more. Let them ride this so called "wave" and if they prevail good for them, if not... well thats just business in this great city... end of story... good luck to the new owners.
Samantha December 05, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Wow! Congrats you guys! I must say, when I walked in the new doors of Salon West Dearborn, I WAS AMAZED! You guys did a fantastic job of renovating a salon that was ran into the ground! It looks so different and is redone with elegance and class in every way. Just what that area needed! And I'm sorry to say that anyone that has a negative opinion on this salon should keep their comment to themselves unless they don't know better and in which case, I hope you raise your children better since your mothers clearly didn't. Gracefully walk away and wish a new business well because of karma. ANYWAYS, job well done to the new owners and may your endeavors be prosperous! (As I am certain that wont be a problem due to your products, employees and professionalism!)
Julie December 05, 2012 at 04:38 AM
I sense jealousy. So you're saying if someone takes over the name of Hostess and their brands, they shouldn't be able to capitalize on their past successes? That would just be foolish. Good luck to the new owners of Salon West and any business brave enough to open in West Dearborn.
dee December 05, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Jealousy kills:*
dee December 05, 2012 at 04:53 AM
11:47 pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2012All you haters are jealous. Just keep your mouths shut and keep your negative comments to yourself. Your not 10 so quit hating. Congrats to salon west dearborn its a beautiful and amazing salon with very nice owners and workers. Not fake like others;)
Dana December 05, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Agreed!
Amy December 05, 2012 at 06:21 AM
I'm saddened by the bitterness surrounding the opening of this salon. I walked in today and was blown away. I was greeted with grace and poise and walked away a happy satisfied customer. I will be returning to Salon West Dearborn. Best of luck ladies and don't sweat the small stuff. It's all just noise. Onward and upward.
City of Dearborn (Editor) December 05, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Hi everyone, We have deleted a number of comments from this stream that we felt violated our terms of use- specifically, the parts about name calling (http://dearborn.patch.com/terms). More than anything, though, we'd like to remind you that Patch is not the place for personal attacks on individuals, nor for making unsubstantiated remarks. Please keep it civil, everyone! Thanks!
Jamie December 10, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I believe by keeping the original name salon West. And changing what needed to be changed and keeping the things that did not need to be changed is only right. Why would you want to erase something that was amazing and unfortunately was just ran to the ground the name deserves a second chance! And I personally believe if Rosie Haidar has her hands in it, amazing things will come from the salon and I myself can't think of a better person to restore what it once was!

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