Samuel Grimes, president of Samuel’s Family Haircare, operates his business from his home at 7305 Young Avenue as a convenience to his customers. Many stop by on their way home from work for their hair care needs. Grimes studied marketing and retail and earned a Bachelor of Science in those fields as well as his license in cosmetology. He opened Samuel’s in August of 1986 because he wanted to be his own boss. In 1991 the company was incorporated from a partnership but retained the business name.
With many loyal customers returning over the past 23 years, Grimes also looks forward to new clients discovering his talent and the savings and products Samuel’s offers. More than just a salon, Grimes is able to put his other talents to use for clients. He also offers services such as painting, decorating, refinishing and restoration. The atmosphere of the business is fun and friendly and Grimes enjoys the friendships and relationships built over the years. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” he said of his unique career.
The exclusive Paul Mitchell dealer notes that he refills most products, which can be a substantial savings to customers who rely on quality products to look their best. Samuel’s customers appreciate the personable and upbeat care they receive as well as the convenient location. In 1986 Grimes recognized that his location was growing rapidly and the success of the business over the years proves he was right.
Samuel’s is located at 7305 Young Avenue, in Rockford. The hours are Monday 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The telephone number is (616) 874-9387.