For men, an affordable cut at Shelly’s
FALLS VILLAGE — Men left adrift in a sea of bewildering haircutting options can go to Shelly’s Hair Salon on Beebe Hill Road and get a regular men’s cut for $12.Owner Michelle McGuire said inquiries from men were up, and she’s glad to oblige.Shelly’s has been open for business almost eight years now; in the spring, McGuire took on two new employees — Kristi Spear and Laraine Rega.For women, Shelly’s is a full-service salon — perms, coloring, and cuts from McGuire and Spear, and manicures, pedicures and acrylic nails from Rega, the nail technician.McGuire said that business has been steady during the economic downturn, although she believes clients are letting a little more time elapse between appointments.“People stretch it more,” she said. “They let it grow a little longer.”Asked if Shelly’s is a good place to find out what’s happening in Falls Village, all three women laughed. “Any hair salon anywhere is a good place to find out what’s going on,” McGuire said.What’s the most difficult request from clients?“Correcting a home dye job,” said McGuire. “I had one that took all day,” added Spear. “So if you think you’re saving money ...,” McGuire said rhetorically.Perms are $45, coloring $40, and a lady’s cut is $15. Manicures and pedicures are $40.McGuire is at the salon Tuesdays through Saturdays; Spear Thursdays and Saturdays, and available most other days after 4 p.m. It is best to call ahead for an appointment.Rega is available by appointment as well.The telephone number is 860-824-4536.