Hair stylist Timothie Hill has returned to 118 Avenue, and this time with a spa. Hill operated a salon on 87 Street just off 115 Avenue in Parkdale for almost 10 years. During that time, he contributed hairstyle makeovers to the Rat Creek Press.

After spending a few years on the south coast of British Columbia, Hill returned to Edmonton in 2009 to spend time with family. In 2014, he set up shop on Jasper Avenue and 117 Street.

But in December, hoping find a more appealing and convenient location for clients, he relocated to 39 Street, in the heart of Beverly and across from the Drake Hotel.

“I always thought it was a cute area,” he said, pointing to the Christmas-lit trees lining the street. “I’m trying to convince my friends to open businesses here.”

Open Tuesday through Saturday, Timothie Hill Hairdressing & Spa is currently accepting hair appointments. But with rooms to spare, Hill also plans to offer massage therapy and esthetic services.

“I’m going to rent my rooms to practitioners, so I need to find them. They need to find me. But once we find each other, then they’ll become part of the experience for the clients.”

Once spa services are available, clients can expect to find updates on the salon’s Facebook page, which Hill updates regularly.

At this new location, Hill said he hopes to create “a sweet, little neighbourhood spa where mom and dad can both come and get their services at the same time.” He added, “I just want people to forget about their day when they come here. Just relax and just enjoy a peaceful environment.”

By way of introduction, or reintroduction for the acquainted, Hill is hosting open houses on Sundays between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Timothie Hill Hairdressing & Salon until the end of March.

This time, he said, he plans to stay for awhile.

“I’m just happy to be back. I’m happy to be here and I’m here to meet you.”

Hamdi is a journalism student at MacEwan University. He cut his teeth as a contributor on Terra Informa, an award-winning, environmental news magazine. He’s also written for The Gateway Online and The Griff. Find Hamdi on Twitter @hamdiissawi.

Image Header: Timothie Hill relocated his salon to Beverly, where he plans to add a spa. | Hamdi Issawi