Family is the name of the game at Zoey and Joey Children’s Hair Studio + Boutique, where kids, teenagers and parents can all get a stylish haircut under the same roof. Owner Ilze Meija Ham, formerly a stay at home mom, came up with the idea for the business after realizing there weren’t any salons in town that catered to kids as well as adults. She used this idea to create a hair studio that cuts everything from 1st baby haircuts (any age they can sit in the ‘mini-cooper’ kids chair) to adult cuts.
“We really try and take care of the whole family,” Ham says of her business. “We offer areas for parents to take a break and enjoy some coffee and tea while their kids get their hair styled.”
Zoey and Joey opened in December of 2012, but they have already expanded their salon to include an area for teenagers to hang out while they get a hair cut. The new lounge has comfortable furniture and a PS3 for teenagers to play while they wait, the end result being a cool and relaxing area for teens to socialize after school. And for all the swimmers out there, Zoey and Joey is the only carrier in Ann Arbor of Original Sprout conditioner and Malibu Sea shampoo –vegan, phosphate-free products designed specifically to treat a swimmer’s hair.
Ham’s salon is perfect for adults who want to get their hair cut with their kids. “We have had parents come in at the same as their kids, even grandparents bring their grandkids,” says Ham. “We want everyone to feel at home at Zoey and Joey.”
Zoey + Joey Childnen’s Hair Studio + Boutique, 3260 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Hours: Monday, Wednesday through Saturday 9:30am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. 734-975-9400. www.zoeyjoeystudio.com—GMK