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Sugar Daddys offering a sweet treat for your hair
Need extensions? Highlights? Or maybe a mullet?
Sugar Daddys is on the case.
The salon, run by James Harris, a 1988 South Kitsap High School graduate, and Megan Hetrick, a 2002 graduate, opened in September 2005 and focuses on haircuts, extensions and color.
Harris said he got into the business after working as a receptionist in another salon.
It just seemed like they stood and gossiped all day, he said. I was like, I can do that. I didnt realize it was a little more than that, but thats how it started out.
For Hetrick, it was about realizing her creative potential.
I really didnt know what I wanted to do when I graduated from high school and my parents were like, You need to do something. I decided to try this and I really loved it.
Harris said the salon, located on Bay Street, stands apart from your run-of-the-mill bargain cuts, namely because of the attitude.
Its pretty casual, he said. I kind of modeled it after a tattoo shop, but without the drugs.
Were really music-oriented, Harris added. We do local bands. Were the official salon for Hells Bells. We really support the music. Were quite into the local scene of things.
Sugar Daddys haircuts range from $20 for children to $65 for women.
Color treatments include paint box ($20) high- or lowlights ($85) and one- and two-step color ($65-$85).
We do the colors that arent in the normal color spectrum, basically, Harris explained.
Extensions run from $500 to $3,000 depending on what the customer is looking for, and the salon also offers removal and replacement services.
The type of extension we do are exclusive, were the only ones in this area who are allowed to do them. Theyre the ones you see done on the red carpet in Hollywood ... theyre high-end.
And as for the mullets?
Im in the neat position where Im starting to see the pendulum swing back, Harris said. Were actually seeing mullets come back. Of course theyre called Cowboys Axes, not mullets, but theyre back. Next, it will be perms that are huge again.
You see kids now its just like punk and new wave when we were in the 80s, Harris said. Its kind of a trip.
Hetrick said Sugar Daddys attracts local artists and craftsmen and more.
All our clients range across the board, she said. We have an older side and younger kids who normally would be resistant to getting haircuts somewhere else.
While maintaining a business in a small town can be difficult, Harris says he has had no such problems.
I found this spot and everything just seemed to fall into place. I love how downtown is going. We turn people away because were so busy.
He added that customers often expect such a salon to be in Seattle.
I love that, he said. I wish more people would be creative in their spaces and not just do white walls. Funk it up.
And Sugar Daddys does employ some funky decorating, including a rockin work area and a wall musicians and other local celebrities have signed.
Its not about pomp and circumstance, he said. Its about looking like a rock star when you leave.