Come in, sit down and feel right at home

Enter with confidence. Feel relaxed. And leave satisfied.

That’s the experience customers enjoy when they come into Mon Amie Hair Salon at Blundell Centre.

“It’s like walking into one big, wonderfully happy family,” said Jaimee Manlutec, who runs the front desk at the salon. “Everyone who comes in is made to feel special and really gets to know the stylist who is working on their hair.”

“Even the new clients feel comfortable right away because everyone here is so friendly,” she added. “You are made to feel right at home.”

That commitment to focusing on the client comes right from the top at the salon. Owner Shatha Dawood, who took over the business last October, holds family close to her heart and extends that feeling to all who pass through her door.

“She’s all about family and making people feel good,” Manlutec said.

Part of that commitment is expressed in the unique service Mon Amie provides for its Muslim customers who wear the traditional hijab. “Those clients prefer not to be seen in public without wearing it,” Manlutec said. “We cater to that need by providing a private space where we lower a privacy screen so they can come in and have their hair taken care of without any worries.

“And they really like that idea. They feel safer.”

Another unique service the salon provides is eyelash lifting. The process enhances eyelashes by increasing their volume without using artificial extensions. “I don’t know of any other salons offering that,” Manlutec said.

Inside the salon is room for more than 14 chairs, which means there’s usually plenty going on. “Everyone is bustling,” Manlutecsaid, adding the experienced stylists are able to efficiently coordinate clients to meet their needs.

“The majority of our stylists have been here many years, which is great for our customers because they can come in here and feel confident they’ll be treated just the way they want.

“And the result is you leave with a great feeling that makes you want to come back.”

For more information about Mon Amie Hair Salon or to book an appointment, call 604-275-1615, or visit online at

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