Local stylist makes her dreams a reality with new salon in Port Huron

Local resident and new business owner in town, Anita Thomas, is a stylist and licensed cosmetologist who does everything from dreadlocks and braids, to perms and facials. Thomas moved to Port Huron from Detroit during middle school and has always had a knack for styling hair and fashion.

“I was braiding hair at around five years old, my father and my grandmother would let me experiment on them. My grandmother always encouraged me to show her the hairstyles I would come up with, so at nine years old I knew I wanted to own my own hair salon one day,” Thomas says, so open a salon she did. 

With her can-do attitude and creative ability, Thomas opened her salon in March 2022 on Holland Avenue in Port Huron and has since gained a favorable reputation amongst her new clients. Some of her services include haircuts, braiding, face shaving, eyebrow waxing, hair coloring, and more. Thomas is also looking to expand her services to include teeth whitening in the future as well.

Thomas worked for other companies such as AJ’s Hair Salon and International Hair and Spa accumulating more than 20 years of experience before opening up her own salon. Her attention to detail and extensive knowledge benefits her clients as she knows how to identify different skin and hair types and how to best care for them.

“I like to be aware of what chemicals or vitamins, and minerals are in my products so I can inform clients of the benefits and or risks of certain products,” Thomas says.

It’s not just the quality and care of the service and products that people receive that makes her stand out, her business has a rather unique name as well, Mohair.

“The name Mohair was inspired by my grandmother, she's from Mississippi, and instead of saying thank you after getting their hair done, they say “mohair” which is believed to make your hair grow,” Thomas says.

Always compassionate and seeking ways to give back, Mohair also has a 365-day coat drive which she encourages people to donate to for those who are less fortunate.

“You can drop off or pick up a coat here, people tend to only do coat drives in the winter, but people get cold in the summer too,” says Thomas with a smile.    

For more information about services or to schedule an appointment, visit facebook.com/Mohairlove.
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Harold Powell is the Community Correspondent for The Keel and owner of Phantom Pen Media offering multimedia services to individuals and organizations across the Blue Water Area. He is a current board member for the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce and the most recent Chamber Choice recipient at the Eddy Awards. Harold is an avid volunteer for the YMCA of the Blue Water Area as well as Bridge Builders Counseling & Mentoring and in his spare time, enjoys spending time with his son, writing and listening to music, playing video games, and not folding laundry.