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On George St Blades Hair studio in the Market Mall further down 

MEMORIES 1984 OPENING Their
SECOND BLADES  HAIR STUDIO
DOWNTOWN IN THE MARKET MALL

 

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Advertising in the Citizen Newspaper  

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Ottawa Magazine 

Kim styled the models hair for the Ottawa magazine 1982. In 2008 when she opened The Secret Garden Hair Studio was in the CHI magazine. She had gone ECO Friendly'

Advertising in the Citizen Newspaper Uniquely Yours 

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Johnathan The Makeup Artist 

The Owner of Malibu Tanning Studio

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They'd have an annual Malibu Beach Party and held at Dow's Lake, oh what fun they were. Jonathan was interviewed on tv to raise awareness and  money for the   CHEO telethon, a very well known charity.  Some great times downtown Ottawa at Blades Hair Studio 

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 Blades Hair Studio opened in 1984 and situated in between George St and York. With some of the staff at the bar after work  across from Blades in the Market Mall. They became friends with a lot of the merchants in the Mall.  Some great  mom and pop stores and Boko Bakery was one them. Kim still has some clients from back then. Wow! 38 years ago now we are now 2022 how time flies. 

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Blades  Hair Studio

Downtown Opened 1984

 

Wearing a Tina Turner Wig

Painted Many Colours 

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Gary coloured her Tina Turner  wig for her. She had just got back from a vacation in Cancun and Cozumel in Mexico with her husband and she had a great tan.

 

Malibu Dow's Lake Let's Party It's Party Time!!!

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A Lovely Story About Our Mom 

She Got On Fabulously  with the Gay Guys

 

I have a lovely story about our mother she was like Dear Abby to some of the gay guys who worked at Blades Hair Studio downtown. I was the busiest and she had her hair coiffed by one of them. She’d be telling her jokes they would be laughing their heads off, she was a comedian and one of a kind with a great sense of humour. Some of them and their boyfriends would call her on the phone  📞 back then no cell phones 📱. She was like a mother to them and accepted them for who they were. She was kind hearted, never criticized, just listened to their stories. Some of these guys were ostracized by their families. She was always for the ones who were different and didn’t fit in and took them under her wing.

 

Market Place on York Street

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One place they liked to go Mother Tuckers as it was called  back then, it was right across from their Blades Hair Studio. That was situated near the back door of The Market Mall where their clients could park and didn't have far to go.  

Their DownTown Hair Studio 

In The Byward Market  Ottawa

 

 

Watching these video brings back great memories walking through the Market chatting with the merchants and smiling at people and saying hello. Going to the small boutiques and outside patios for lunch in the summer. All the great fresh fruits, veggies and flowers you could buy in the market area and near the Rideau Centre. Sometimes after work going out for cocktails  and dinner what wonderful memories of way back  then.

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