The building where Nickels Cabin Cuts is located has been a fixture in the Chardon area for many years. Exact history and dates are unknown but we have discovered some information.
As far back as the 1950s, the building was used for a Salon and Barbershop Called Evelyn's.
After an unknown period, a gentleman bought the business and building and opened his own barbershop. One of his employees was named Darla. She later bought the business and it ran until the mid 90s. Kyle Vanboxel (Nicole's husband) remembers his father getting hair cuts by Darla when Kyle was a child.
After the barbershop closed down, the building was converted to an apartment for a few years, and then was empty until Kyle and Nicole bought the property.
Nicole, being an experienced stylist had wanted to open her own Salon for many years and now seemed like the perfect time.
"My husband and I almost opened a salon in Bristol (Township) five years ago, but the timing was wrong,” Nicole added. “My husband and I started talking about children and he mentioned he wanted to move back to Chardon where he grew up to raise our kids.”
Kyle and Nicole purchased the house and building that would eventually become Nickels Cabin Cuts.
“We knew we wanted to make the salon into a cabin to make it rustic and stand out from a regular building or house, (especially) with it being right next to a house."
After many months of hard work, mostly on their own Kyle and Nicole turned the run down apartments into the cozy, rustic salon you see today.
“The salon is a family-owned, family-oriented atmosphere,” Nicole says. “We cater to the whole family, from kid cuts to grandma’s perm. We welcome both men and women into the salon and we are always adding services for our customers."
Nickel's Cabin Cuts donates a portion of every haircut to the local animal shelter at the end of the year. Nicole used to foster puppies through Geauga Mama Dogs and Pups before opening the salon and still wants to give back to the community in her own way. Her three greatest passions are her family, animals and her career as a hairdresser.