BY ERIC HOSHAW
Last fall a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the new Legends Haircuts for Men in Trenton.
For owner Angela Labadie, it was a milestone in her career and a way for her to grow her passion for doing hair, specifically men’s haircuts.
Labadie graduated cosmetology school in 2004, and has been doing hair for 15 years.
“I started off doing women’s hair at a local salon, (and) later grew a passion for cutting men’s hair,” said Labadie. “In 2008 I made the transition to just doing guys’ hair. I started as a stylist and worked my way to management.”
Along the way, Labadie met Amanda Gonzales and Chanelle Riojas.
“I was able to see that they had the passion to become more than just a great stylist,” said Labadie.
The three are now not only stylists, but also the managers at Legends, with the initiative to provide great haircuts for men at an affordable price. Legends offers $14 haircuts, which includes a wash, warm towel and hot lather neck shave.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to be able to inspire and watch others grow,” Labadie explained. “I want to be able (to) not just offer stylists a job, but offer them the opportunity to be able to build their career.”
Legends opened this past fall and the reviews from Facebook provide glowing reviews of the new establishment.
“Great place, very professional, and they do an amazing job cutting hair,” one user wrote. “Spread the word, this is the newest and best place to go for a guy’s haircut!”
Another customer shared that Legends is the best place to go for men’s and boy’s haircuts Downriver.
“The staff (is) very welcoming and I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a premium haircut for a bargain price,” the user commented.
Legends Haircuts for Men is located on 3931 West Road in Trenton.