Saturday May 3rd, 2014
Sarah Desrosiers has returned to her hometown of Windsor, a city where family has a long history of business success.
Granddaughter of the original owners of Blondie’s, Windsor’s premiere dry cleaners since 1935, Desrosiers feels at home as a business owner in Windsor and has opened her own salon, Wedge Hair, in April. She lived abroad in London, England for the past twenty years – first working in various salons for ten years, and then opening her own salon in 2006. She has now returned to Windsor to continue her passion at home.
“When I decided to close and come home I wanted to re-open my shop here. Through a friend I found this premises and I’ve just decided to go for it,” said Desrosiers.
Wedge Hair’s second storey window looks out over University Avenue, across the street from Milk, a block over from the historic Capitol Theatre, and just down the street from the Armouries where Desrosiers grandfather registered to serve in World War II.
The salon is adorned with family history, including her grandmother’s Singer sewing machine, now utilized as a hair stylist station, family photos, and a quilt made by her mother hangs on the wall. Desrosiers also brought many unique touches to the Windsor located Wedge Hair from the original shop in England, including artwork, and is happy to now incorporate local artists into the shop. Paintings by Windsor artist Vincent Franzoi are currently on display.
Desrosiers offers student discounts and Wedge Wednesdays are half-off. She does both men’s and women’s cuts and colours, from a simple trim to more alternative looks, including fun and vibrant colours. Desrosiers is French-Canadian and can offer her services to both French and English speaking customers.
Wedge is located at 75 University Avenue West and can be contacted by calling 519-990-0685. The salon is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8pm. You can also check out the webpage or Facebook page for more information and pictures.