Niagara Gazette — This month marks the 20th year anniversary for Skizzors Hair Salon and Body Piercing in Niagara Falls.
Owner JoAnn Abbo-Bradley decided to open up the salon in ‘94 after working as a hair stylist for six years at the former Creative Cuts on Military Road.
“Opening up a family hair salon is something I’ve always had the passion to do,” said Bradley. “When I was 17 I went to high school during the day and beauty school at night. I graduated beauty school before I even finished high school.”
Twenty-seven years of styling later, Bradley says she still loves going into work every day.
“I love helping the clients that come in to Skizzors to look good and to feel good. It’s what keeps me going. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” she said.
Skizzors originally opened up at the 6000 block of Porter Road, but after 10 years it relocated up the street to its current location at 8890 Porter Road. According to Bradley, many loyal customers made the move with their local salon.
“We’ve had a pretty solid clientele over the past 20 years,” she said. “We have our regulars and we see new faces all the time. We’ve been around for so long people know we’re not going anywhere.”
RoseMarie Malfa of Niagara Falls has been a loyal client of Bradley’s for more than 20 years, dating back to even before Skizzors opened up. Malfa says the great customer service Bradley and her experienced crew at Skizzors offer is what keeps her coming back year after year.
“Wherever they moved, I moved. I’ve been with them for a long time. Skizzors has a friendly and home-like atmosphere while being very professional at the same time,” she explained. “Everyone there is very accommodating. Whenever I needed a special or last-minute appointment I’d call them up and they’d say to come right in. If they needed to take care of another customer before me, I’d gladly step aside,” she said.