More than just fun and games

Local salon Arcade Cuts is quickly making waves

BY JOE ZYLKA
NEWS EDITOR

Getting a haircut can seem like a painstaking process for a family: long lines, boring atmosphere and the screaming and complaining of children drives parents and hair stylists up the wall.

PHOTO BY JOE ZYLKA|NEWS EDITOR Arcade Cuts is not only a fantastic place to relax and get a stylish haircut, but one can also enjoy its fine amenities, such as flatscreen TV’s, an air hockey table and a foosball table.

PHOTO BY JOE ZYLKA|NEWS EDITOR
Arcade Cuts is not only a fantastic place to relax and get a stylish haircut, but one can also enjoy its fine amenities, such as flatscreen TV’s, an air hockey table and a foosball table.

Michael Makki has a solution; he wfounded and opened four Arcade Cuts last October in the Metro Detroit area, a revolutionary idea in the haircut arena. The salons are in Westland, Canton and Northville, including a salon on Haggerty Road, right across the street from Schoolcraft’s campus.

Wanting to do business in a sports-oriented area, Makki choosing the Livonia and Northville areas to open a salon was a no-brainer.

“We wanted to do business in a robust community that had an emphasis on sports,” said Makki. “We know when there are sports involved, mom, dad and the kids can come together.”

Every Arcade Cuts location features an Air Hockey table, a Foosball table, five flat-screen TV’s and a tablet area where children can go to play their favorite games and watch their favorite videos while they wait for their siblings or parents’ hair cut.

“Our salons are clean, safe, inviting, entertaining and provide a destination where dad or mom can bring the boys and girls to be entertained and get a great cut for the entire family at a very reasonable price,” said Makki.

Sports are not the only thing that is drawing people into the new salon. Makki explained that the stores reward loyal and local customers and organizations through its revenue sharing program.

“We give each player, coach, family member or employee of a community team, church or any civic organization a loyalty card,” Makki explained. “These cards would identify and track their activities at any of our salons. We also return one dollar per each cut to their organization to be paid on a monthly basis accompanied with a monthly statement. In addition, each card holder will also enjoy any promotions that we may be running at the time of their service.”

The young business is looking to build on its success by opening six new locations across Metro Detroit in 2015 in addition to the stores that opened last year. Their ultimate goal is to open a total of 20 stores by the end of next year.

The salon has certainly grabbed the attention of many around the area, including Schoolcraft mathematics professor Lawrence Choraszewski.

“I would certainly take my children to a haircut place like this,” said Choraszewski. “With all of the fun and creative ways to entertain clients, how could anybody ever be bored? Arcade Cuts has such a novel concept going for them, and it seems as though they did not ‘cut’ any corners when it comes to trying to satisfy customers’ cravings for entertainment. I think the only hassle we’d experience is trying to get the kids (and myself) to leave!”

Arcade Cuts is a family-oriented facility dedicated to great service and fun experiences.

 

ARCADE CUTS IS A FAMILY-ORIENTED FACILITY DEDICATED TO GREAT SERVICE AND FUN EXPERIENCES.

HOURS:
AT ALL FOUR LOCATIONS.

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
FROM 10 A.M. TO 8 P.M.,

SATURDAY
FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

SUNDAY
FROM 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.