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Royal Oak's Black the Salon to open second location in Corktown
Six years after opening Black the Salon in Royal Oak, founder Jeph Wright is opening a second location, this time in Corktown. Work is underway on the storefront at 2117 Michigan Ave., where Wright plans to offer the same range of services as his Royal Oak salon. While nothing is set, he estimates a June 12 opening in Corktown, the same date the first Black the Salon opened in 2009.
After looking at a Midtown location roughly two years ago, Wright backed out. While he liked the idea of expanding to Detroit--a natural progression, he says--Wright was in no hurry with an already busy and successful salon in Royal Oak. But with the Corktown building's owner being a client and the nearby Sugar House proprietor Dave Kwiatkowski being an associate through shared motorcycle interests, it was only a matter of time before Wright was convinced that Corktown was the spot.
"My salon better fits Corktown than Midtown. We're more rock and roll," says Wright. "My brand is about being on the forefront and that's what Corktown is."
Now that he's signed the lease to 2117 Michigan Ave., Wright is itching to open. The building itself is receiving quite the makeover, including better exposing the storefront with big factory windows that open up to the street. It's an old after hours party spot that was pretty beat up, says Wright. Once renovated, it will host Black the Salon on one end and Metropolis Cycles on the other.
By offering the same experience as his Royal Oak location, Wright says that Black the Salon will satisfy a huge demand for style in Detroit. "We're bringing it down to the city. You won't have to hop in a car and ride to the 'burbs anymore."
Writer: MJ Galbraith, Model D
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BlacktheSalon was happy to host world famous stylists from the Bella Hair Show event in Royal Oak featuring world famous stylists Elan Sassoon, Michael O'Rouke & BennieFactor. Our own Amy Scicluna was invited on stage to perform a haircut with THE Michael O'Rourke.
Real Detroit Weekly's Best of Detroit: Best Stylist - Jeph Wright
Jeph Wright, Owner of Black the Salon was awarded BEST STYLIST by the Real Detroit Weekly's 2011 Best of Detroit. In 2010, Black the Salon was awarded BEST NEW SALON. Congrats Jeph!
North American Hairstyling Awards - Las Vegas, NV 2011
A gaggle of our best and brightest stylists attended the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) in Las Vegas, NV this Summer. This is the Emmy's of Hairstyling, only the best of the best attend this yearly event. The week leading up to the event is 'Beauty Week' where all the new trends, products and tools are released to the world – and we got first look! Our very own Amy Scicluna and Natasha Vranic were recognized for their Hair and Makeup designs!
Midnight Summer Fashion Show
Check out photos from our Midnight Fashion show hosted by Black the Salon. All hair and makeup by Black the Salon Stylists, fashion provided by Saffron and drinks and food from D'Amatos. Special Guest DJ Amanada Khoury mixed beats while the models strutted down the alley catwalk.
Hot Salon: Black The Salon
By Ryan Patrick Hooper Aug 4, 2009
Resting on Fourth Street in downtown Royal Oak is Black The Salon. Snuggled tightly between Ernie's Pizza and the Royal Oak Music Theatre, the brand new (only 7-weeks-old) salon has already planted its roots via its approach to the salon's sparse interior design and handling of clientele — skip the pretensions.
"What we've created here is a little more of an inviting atmosphere," explains owner Jeph Wright, who has great shoulder-length dreads and a laid-back demeanor. "We wanted a warmer appeal so people don't feel that whole 'I gotta dress cool, I gotta be cool' to come here. [This salon] is come-as-you-are, and we will always treat you as one of our own." Immediately after speaking to the salon's philosophy, Wright's choice of décor quickly reaffirms the thought process that went into Black The Salon. Instead of pseudo-industrial stainless steel workstations under every mirror, Wright chose large, black Craftsman toolboxes for each one of his stylists. The mirrors themselves are wrapped in large, mat black frames and the rinse basins positioned toward the back-end of the salon are simplistic yet sleek. No one particular design element of the salon fights for attention … but rather complements one another. "When I spin someone around in their chair and they see themselves in the mirror for the first time," continues Wright, "I want them to think about how beautiful they look — not how they need to wear more make-up to look like everyone else."
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