Michael’s on Main is celebrating 70 Years with a raffle and an open house on Nov. 16.

Michael’s on Main is celebrating 70 Years with a raffle and an open house on Nov. 16.

70 never looked so good! Salon celebrates milestone

Prizes and parties to celebrate 70 years in downtown Chilliwack

Michael’s on Main never needs an excuse to have a good time.

But if they have an excuse? They’ll take it.

The hair and nail studio has always been a social hub. This month they’re celebrating 70 years in downtown Chilliwack, and you’re invited to the party.

Open House Nov. 16

The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16 and gives people a chance to see all of the exciting changes to the space. Brenda of Canwest Supplies will be doing free J. Beverly ultra conditioning hair treatments, and visitors can start their Christmas shopping with skincare and haircare packs at special prices.

“It’s a get-together,” says owner Chris Franklin of the open house. It’s also a chance for old and new friends to taste some wine and cheese.

Michael’s on Main has only changed ownership three times over its 70 years, and many of the staff and customers have been loyal for decades.

“Our youngest client is 3 and our oldest is 93!” says Franklin, “And one of our 93-year-olds used to work in the salon.”

There will be plenty of stories to share, and they’re launching a big contest with amazing prizes.

Win free hair, skincare and nails for a year

“We’re having a massive contest!” says Franklin.

The winner gets each of these services every six weeks for all of 2020, including:

  • 30-minute facial from Andrea Reimer, Skin Therapist, of Studio 70 Skincare, Michael’s boutique spa
  • A classic manicure
  • A customized hair colour, cut and style

The draw will be made on Dec. 20.

The more things change the more they stay the same

When Franklin bought Michael’s on Main, customers begged her to bring skincare back to the salon. She was eager to please, but it didn’t happen right away.

“It’s been a real struggle to find someone!”

After a chain of events that could only happen at Michael’s on Main, Franklin found Andrea Reimer.

“She’s a perfect fit.”

Reimer and Franklin went to school together but had fallen out of touch. Then Reimer’s mom popped into the salon for her regular visit and mentioned that her daughter had just finished a degree in Skin Therapy & Body Sugaring.

“I was just waiting for the right person, and here she is!”

Have you ever heard of body sugaring?

Body sugaring is one of many new services offered by Reimer in Studio 70 Skincare.

“It’s an all-natural hair removal,” Franklin explains, “It’s less painful than waxing, and it exfoliates your skin as well.”

Reimer offers a number of other services as well:

  • Facials
  • Dermaplaning
  • Celluma LED Light Therapy
  • Henna Bee natural eyebrow henna & lash tinting

After many years offering beautiful, classic gel nails with Rose MacMillan, the salon now offers full manicures and pedicures as well.

“Studio 70 is its own little oasis,” says Franklin, “It’s in a quieter area for optimum relaxation.”

Michael’s, of course, still offers award-winning haircare from Balayage to foils, straightening to precision cuts and styles by June Neufeld, Jan VanderHoek, and Franklin herself.


Studio 70 is a “little oasis” within Michael’s on Main offering skincare and deep relaxation.

Studio 70 is a “little oasis” within Michael’s on Main offering skincare and deep relaxation.

Michael’s on Main is celebrating 70 Years with a raffle and an open house on Nov. 16. The salon now offers full manicures and pedicures.

Michael’s on Main is celebrating 70 Years with a raffle and an open house on Nov. 16. The salon now offers full manicures and pedicures.

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