Thankful for beauty, style and happiness

Discover a culture of gratitude – and the beauty of color – at Antoine Salon

Article by Todd Haight

Photography by Portraits With Michelle

Originally published in Troy City Lifestyle

Antoine Saleh started cutting hair as a teenager. That’s not so unusual. Until you realize this was in Lebanon – with a war raging.

“During the Lebanese Civil War, I did hair for friends because no one had access to hair stylists,” he says. “My family emigrated here when I was 17 and it made sense to keep doing what I enjoy.”

Leaving behind a life of conflict, Antoine was determined to create one of peace and happiness – traits that are now hallmarks of his full-service salon, Antoine Salon, 2838 W. Maple Road at Coolidge (

“We have the most relaxed atmosphere,” says the acclaimed Master Stylist. “When it comes to hair and beauty, we create style, not drama.”

Your first impression of Antoine Salon comes from the manager, Miraye, who is very accommodating of all clientele. If she cannot get you in immediately, she’ll take your name, consult with a stylist and see where she can find the best appointment.

“People love that personal touch,” Antoine smiles.

And now is the best time to try something new. This is the season for impressing family and friends with a bright new look as you gather around the holiday table.

“Winter is gloomy, so brighten your life with something new. Let your hair, not the weather, affect your personality, your outlook,” he offers.

His stylists specialize in helping you change your look. Bring in a photograph of a haircut, makeover or highlights and they’ll match it.

“Listen, it’s hard to change and hard to know who to trust. Every one of our clients is a walking advertisement for us, so each one has to be done perfectly.”

Antoine has 17 stylists, including a makeup artist, nail tech and aesthetician who is an expert at eyelashes and microblading. All are presentable, professional, outgoing – and all are educated by Antoine to provide the highest service and greatest results.

Antoine boasts a well-rounded salon. “We don’t specialize in one thing; we do everything and we do it well.”

Services include:

• Keratin treatment

• Microblading

• Eyebrow tattoo

• Semi-permanent tattoo

• Permanent makeup

• Hair botox smoothing

• Lip blush

• Powder brows

• Nanoblading

• Combo brows

• Eyelash enhancement tattoo liner

• Eyebrow permanent makeup removal

• Eyelash extensions

• Lash lift and tint

• Brow lamination

• All kinds of hair extensions

• Bridal parties, hair and makeup

And, of course, hair coloring. “We specialize in highlights and color,” he says.

“We serve all hair types and textures,” he adds. “We service everyone.”

Here, you’ll find well-known, professional brands. Schwarzkoff. Kevin Murphy. Bumble and Bumble. And the RG Cosmetics Hair B line – known as hair botox.

“We were the first salon to bring hair botox to Michigan and we’re the sole distributor. It’s great for humidity and frizz control, with no formaldehyde whatsoever. A lot of people don’t want to do keratin because of the chemicals, so this is the best choice. It’s safe for everyone.”

His hand sweeps over the salon, filled with stylists bringing beauty to clients of all ages. His pride is as evident as his passion.

“I love doing hair. It’s so satisfying to see someone happy when they leave your chair. To see them excited about their new color or style, and to know they’re going to go out and feel wonderful about themselves. I have a passion for making people look beautiful.”

Call Antoine Salon now at (248) 822-8115

“It’s satisfying to see someone happy when they leave your chair. I have a passion for making people look beautiful.”

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