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Susan Wood ReportingIt may be cooling down outside, but things are heating up inside a new Sandy business. A hair salon is creating a tropical feel for its clients -- bikinis and all.
A new Sandy hair salon is offering more than your typical hair cut; it's trying a new technique in taking a little off the top. Bikini Cuts opened its doors in a Sandy strip mall between a craft store and a dollar discount shop. And business is booming.
Mark HardyClient: "Everybody that works here, every stylist that’s here... Well, I’ve gotten some of the best haircuts I’ve ever had."
Bethany Prince says she's doing something new in her industry, going after the male clientele. Not only are all the stylists wearing bikinis and sarongs every day, her clients wait in massage chairs watching sports plays on TV or reading one of several men’s magazines on the table.
At least seven out of every 10 customers here are men. But neighboring businesses are beginning to hear from people who say a Hawaiian bikini beach does not belong on these Sandy grounds.
Amy Eckhardt, Neighboring Business Owner: "They're pretty much gonna boycott us. Their neighborhood, everybody they know they're gonna tell them not to shop here because we support something they don't approve of."
Maria Roestenburg, Lives in Neighborhood: "I wouldn't want to go and get my hair done there and I hope that my husband and nobody in my family would go to get their hair done there either."
Sandy City approved the business license, but officials say like the clientele, they'll be keeping an eye on things.
The prices at Bikini Cuts are a little higher than average for men, at 25 dollars a cut. They charge the same for a haircut for a woman.