When Tri-Angles Salon first opened its doors in 2000, owners Holly, Ruby and their partner Dawn were hoping to create a place that catered to every member of the family — from babies to great grandparents.
“We wanted our salon to stay family-friendly,” said Holly, co-owner of the salon. “We need to be accommodating to them. They deserve our best.”
Now 20 years later, the small-but-mighty salon serves a loyal, multigenerational clientele with hair and nail services — cuts, colors, perms, highlights, updos, manicures, acrylics, and more. Until last year, the team served clients out of a small salon in South Lansing. Ten years ago, their partner Dawn decided to retire and Holly and Ruby kept their eyes open for a spot in neighboring Delhi Township where they thought they might get more foot traffic. Last year, when their current building was up for sale, the perfect spot in Delhi Township opened up.
One humid Friday in August, they closed up shop in South Lansing and spent the whole weekend moving every chair, counter, comb, and curling iron to their new location on Bishop Road, just in time to open up shop the following Tuesday.
It’s cozy — only 700 square feet — but is packed with decades of experience and a lifetime of friendship. Both Holly and Ruby, who first met while working together at another salon more than 30 years ago, enjoy keeping the atmosphere of Tri-Angles light and approachable.
“We’re not stuffy,” Holly said. “We’re funny and we welcome everybody. We don’t want anybody to feel like they’re not welcome.”
From wiggly kids to gray-haired beauties, Ruby and Holly are always looking for new clients and look forward to inviting anyone to stop by their relaxing and inviting salon, by walk-in or appointment.
“I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Ruby said. “ I love making people smile, making them laugh, making them pretty, making them feel good about themselves.”
Tri-Angles Salon is at 6231 Bishop Road in Lansing, 517.394.2302