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Hartsfield-Jackson to open hair cuttery

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is finalizing plans for a hair cuttery run by the owner of the Barber Shop Atlanta at North DeKalb Mall.

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The airport’s first barber shop/hair salon will offer styling and haircuts for men and women at a location in the atrium of the airport’s domestic terminal.

“We think we’re going to do well at the airport,” said Roosevelt Gilbert, who owns the Barber Shop Atlanta.

The airport has twice attempted to open a hair salon or barber shop. Years ago, a planned Jakki Colours hair salon for the atrium never came through, and a 2013 attempt to open a barber shop was aborted in favor of plans for a location to offer both barber and hair salon services.

“We’re hoping the third time is the charm,” said Michael Smith, deputy general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson.

Gilbert said he plans to offer haircuts, shaves, styling, perms, relaxers, facials and possibly neck, head and shoulder massages.

The Atlanta City Council is set to approve a resolution Monday afternoon for the deal with Gilbert’s company, ACU and Associates Inc. Once the contract is finalized, Gilbert hopes to open his airport location by early fall.