Salon opens in River District after owner drawn to downtown atmosphere

Another new business has joined the growing River District with Snipz Hair Studio holding a grand opening celebration Monday at 326 Main St.

Danville Mayor John Gilstrap welcomed Angel Mac to downtown, noting a drive through the River District inspired her to locate her salon there.

“She was immediately drawn by the atmosphere of this area and knew she had to open her new business in our award-winning River District,” Gilstrap said. “To Angel, the picture of a vibrant and growing downtown area resulted in four words: love at first sight.”

The salon will enjoy a “soft” opening initially, beginning next week, when Mac said she expects all permits and licenses to be in hand.

She said she expects to be fully staffed by the beginning of August. She is a certified cosmetologist and is looking for five others to join her at the salon, which will offer an array of natural and chemical services, including color and relaxers along with the latest haircuts and styles.

Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Asked why the early openings, Mac smiled and said, “I’m an early-bird and I like my Saturdays with my children and granddaughter — and, you know, people like getting their hair done early on Saturday.”

Robin Jones, co-owner of Vintages on the Dan and president of the River District Association, commiserated with Mac, noting that working on Saturdays can be tough.

“But it’s our busiest day, so we’re there,” Jones said.

For information about the stylist positions available, or to schedule an appointment, call the salon at (434) 791-4797.

Denice Thibodeau reports for the Danville Register & Bee. Contact her at or (434) 791-7985.