GRAND BLANC — Combining her passion for all things fashion and beauty with her drive to succeed, Manira Galanter has opened up a new salon shop in the Grand Mall.
After studying at Maroc University in Morocco and immigrating to the United States, Galanter said she was looking for a way to make a living.
As she began looking around, Galanter said she did not see many ethnic hair styling salons around and felt she finally had a niche market to serve.
“I owned a salon in New York and I noticed my clients liked the way I was doing their hair,” Galanter said. “Today, I’ve been in the industry for 18 years.”
Although not new to the industry having also owned salons in Maryland and Texas, Galanter said she felt there was a need for a new type of beauty shop in Grand Blanc.
“I want to help these people,” said Galanter, adding her new business, Unlimited Beautik, is more than just a salon.
Unlimited Beautik, located at 12741 S. Saginaw by Kumon Math and Reading, specializes in weaves, braids, hair extensions, infusions and skin care, though staff is available to cut and color hair as well.
As the store’s name alludes however, there is also a wide variety of beauty accessories too that include wigs, jewelry and handbags. Galanter also does henna tattoos.
“You hear about boutiques, but this is more,” Galanter said. “This is a ‘beautik’ because of all the beauty (merchandise) here and it’s unlimited because I don’t women to come in and see the same thing. (I want women to) find something different.”
Still building inventory in her shop, Galanter said before the end of December she hopes to have a selection of products from not only Africa, but France and India as well.
“I have computer bags from South Africa and I have some bracelets and keychains from West Africa,” Galanter said. “I picked up a lot of things in Morocco and I bring them here.”
As a thank you to those who have supported her in the three months it took her to set up her beauty shop and those that have sought out her services since opening just three weeks ago, Galanter said she will be running grand opening specials now through Jan. 31.
“I have 10 percent off any services provided (as my grand opening special,” Galanter said. “The last Saturday in December I will also have an open house with prizes and food too.”
During the open house, Galanter said she will be demonstrating her hair styling services. Those unable to attend the open house are welcome to stop in to Unlimited Beautik for demonstrations or ask any questions they may have for Galanter at any time.
“I will always do my best to be available to my clients around me,” Galanter. “I want to excel here.”
Unlimited Beautik is open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
For more information, call 810-771-7735.