If your hair is more of a “hair don’t” than a hairdo, then you might want think about seeing a new stylist. And the newest place in Boothbay Harbor is Maci’s Hair and Nail Boutique at 66 Townsend Ave.
Owner Brittany Tilton has worked locally as a hairstylist for six years. She thought about opening a place for several years, and last year she finally saw an opportunity. "I'd been looking for the right place which had enough parking. I found it, and decided the time was right.”
Besides Tilton, the salon has two experienced hairstylists and one nail technician. Kourtnee Langlois is Tilton's sister-in-law. The two went to Capilo School of Hair Design in Augusta together. The third stylist is Ashlee Frazer, who has five years’ experience. So whether it's a cut or style, color or perm, for either a male or female, the staff is confident in providing top notch service. "Brittany is awesome. She stays up on all the latest techniques. She continually takes classes, and she likes doing perms, and is pretty quick in getting them done," Langlois said.
The boutique is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays; and by appointment on Saturdays. The boutique has one person dedicated to nails. She is Veronica Robertson. Nail services won't be available until June 1 due to Gov. Janet Mills' coronavirus reopening plan for non-essential businesses.
Tilton has enlisted her grandmother, Darlene French, to handle the business' financial recordkeeping. French recently retired as Community School District's food services director. She worked in the school meal program for 43 years. She also handles her husband's bookkeeping responsibilities for his business, Ron's (French) Oil, Heat and LP Gas Services in Wiscasset. Tilton is excited about working with her grandmother. "She's awesome," Tilton said. "We've talked about her keeping my books for a couple years, and it's great that it worked out that my first year is the same year she retired."
French's experience working in the food industry has perks for the boutique's staff. "We forgot to bring in snacks one day, and she had some, which was great," Langlois said.
The boutique opened May 11, and immediately had plenty of customers ready for a haircut due to the state lockdown caused by the coronavirus. Tilton began preparing her shop in March. Since opening, the boutique has seen a steady stream of customers. "We've been busy, but we're looking forward to meeting more new people," Tilton said. This is Tilton's first business and she is enjoying be in charge and making the key decisions. One of her first decisions was naming the boutique. Tilton named it after her 1.5 year old daughter. The boutique is accepting new customers. Find more information at macishairandnailboutique.com, Facebook and Instagram. Appointments can also be made by calling 207-315-6452.