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Biz Buzz shares business tidbits from the tri-state area. In addition to this development from Cuba City, Wis., we will share other news in Tuesday’s edition.

CUBA CITY, Wis. — When Michelle Kuster planned a total interior remodel of her Cuba City hair salon, there was one item she knew had to remain the same.

Everything else was replaced or refurbished, from the floor panels to the repainted, elevated ceiling. Through it all, however, one staple remained: A classic green barber chair that has stood in the shop for decades.

“I just knew it had to stay,” Kuster said. “It’s been here for 50 years, so it’s vintage now. Everyone knows that chair.”

Kuster recently completed her renovation of Hometown Hair & Barber at 105 S. Main St. after purchasing the business roughly three years ago from longtime area barber Joanie Von Glahn.

Kuster since has worked to expand the salon’s offerings for Cuba City residents. The salon now offers cut, color and styling services for women, men and children, as well as a dedicated area for manicures and nail care.

Soon, she also will add an eyelash technician to the team for lash extensions.

“Small towns deserve nice, new things, too,” Kuster said. “Sometimes, you need to just be able to go down the street for something like this instead of having to drive 30 minutes.”

Throughout the remodel, Kuster said she kept the shop’s namesake top of mind. She worked to keep the space homey and inviting, she said, so every client could feel comfortable coming in for their appointment.

“I want people to come in and feel at home, that’s why I named it ‘Hometown Hair,’” she said. “A lot of people think we’re still a full-time barbershop, but we have a lot of other services to offer.”

This fall, she also plans to start an exterior remodel to better match the salon’s façade to its current brand and services.

Hometown Hair & Barber currently is accepting new clients, Kuster said, and the shop can be reached at 608-744-3643 or 608-885-0177.

The salon is open by appointment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Walk-ins will be accepted as availability allows.