When the downtown hair salon where she worked closed as a result of the pandemic, Maggie Angeli decided to open her own business and invite some of her former co-workers to join her.
Smokin’ Mirror Salon is now open at 617 E. Monroe and includes barber Phil Tackett and nail technician Ale Dunn, who both previously worked with Angeli at Dalliance Spa & Salon on East Adams Street.
“COVID hit us so hard, and the place we worked at closed,” said Angeli. “But we love the community of downtown and we really wanted to stay down here.”
Angeli said they take the time to get to know their clients. “We’re really about making you feel comfortable; you’re not treated like a number and getting rushed out the door.”
A grand opening is planned for Saturday, Oct. 30 from 12:30-5: p.m.