By Barb McKay
After 40 years of beautifying generations of Kincardine residents, Clan Hairstyling is closing its doors.
After 24 years with the business and a decade as owner, Angela Page said its time to get back to the basics of what she loves.
“I want to get rid of the business side and enjoy what I do again,” she said. “I’m leaving with a heavy heart. It’s going to be a big change for me, but it’s the right move.”
Clan Hairstyling will close its doors on March 28. Page will begin the next chapter of her career as a hairstylist at InStyle Hair Studio on April 2. Her two employees, Erin McNulty and Reina Arnold, both long-time hairdressers, plan to open a salon in McNulty’s home.
Art Campbell first opened Clan Hairstyling in 1973 on
Page, who grew up on a farm in Ripley, had never considered hairdressing as a career choice.
“I took shop (classes) all the way through school,” she said. “I was a tomboy. But my guidance counsellor said, ‘Why don’t you try hairdressing? You like working with tools and you like people.’ I was shocked to hear him suggest that.”
But Page took the advice and enrolled in a hairdressing course in
“We’re a family unit,” she said. “We’re all team players.”
Page has customers who have been with her from the beginning; some have become just like grandmothers to her and the staff.
“People have been coming here forever,” she said. “It’s a landmark.”
Page added that she’s been blessed with great hairdressers over the years and hopes to keep in touch after the shop closes.