Homewood’s Salon 46 open now + 5 of The Magic City’s hottest openings

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Welcome to the new Salon 46, located in the heart of Homewood. (Salon 46)

As we get later into 2022, we’re seeing more and more openings pop up in the Birmingham area. Getting excited about businesses open now or coming soon? We’re diving into six buzzy spots you don’t want to miss, including Salon 46.

1. Slutty Vegan | Woodlawn

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Slutty Vegan’s pre-opening night in Woodlawn. (Sharron Swain / Bham Now)

Slutty Vegan has taken the city by storm. Pinky Cole, owner of Slutty Vegan, got her start in Atlanta selling vegan burgers. The spot blew up and the team decided to take their plant-based shop across state lines to Birmingham. After two years of overcoming obstacles, Slutty Vegan Birmingham finally opened their doors. Their focus? Serving a full-range fast casual style meal without the quinoa and kale.

After a smashing success on opening weekend, it’s clear that Slutty Vegan is a welcome addition. Head to Woodlawn to try it today.

2. Salon 46 | Homewood

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Plenty of space to kick back and relax. (Salon 46)

Homewood’s newest salon has finally opened their doors! Sister duo Cindy and Tricia are proud to open this new location, named after their late father’s military helicopter, the CH-46.

They specialize in cuts, color, styling and treatments, so if you’re looking to change up your look completely or get styled for an event, they’ll take excellent care of your hair.

3. Wildflowers Children’s Resale Boutique | Trussville

Wildflowers Children’s Boutique in Trussville. (Wildflowers Children’s Resale Boutique / Facebook)

If you’re looking to shop sustainably (and not break the bank on clothes for growing kids) head to Wildflowers Children’s Resale Boutique in Trussville.

It works similarly to most consignment stores—just drop off gently used clothes, toys, shoes, baby gear and accessories for babies and children. They’ll pay you either in cash or store credit for your pieces. Then, use that store credit to find new threads for your kiddos.

4. Cahaba Cycles | Pelham

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A new Cahaba Cycles is on the way! (Maxus Construction)

Cahaba Cycles is moving locations! According to the Birmingham Business Journal, this specialty cycling store is teaming up with Genrev Properties and WeldenField in Pelham to craft a 60M facility near Highway 119 in Pelham. This comes right after the news of Canopy at Oak Mountain, a new development near the entrance of Oak Mountain State Park.

After 30 years, they are finally getting their upgrade and a sweet new location. I think we can all agree that this rendering looks amazing!

5. Mellow Oak CBD

Mellow Oak
Mellow Oak is Birmingham-owned. (Mellow Oak CBD)

We’re head over heels for Birmingham-made products, and this wellness company is no different. Meet Mellow Oak, co-founded by Birmingham local, Mike Black. While they focus on CBD and holistic products, they combine CBD with everyday products, like beard oil and dry shampoo.

If you want to check it out in stores, head to Crestwood Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. Otherwise, they can be found online and shipped straight to your door.

6. Village Apothecary | Woodlawn

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Village Apothecary finally has their own space! (Village Apothecary / Instagram)

After two years of candle making in her kitchen, owner Jordan has opened a studio space. Village Apothecary has nature/nostalgia inspired candles that not only smell fantastic, but look good in your space. As of now, they’re sold in basic., Alabama Goods and Left Hand Soap Company among others.

They’ll be announcing a grand opening soon—stay tuned for all of the details.

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Olivia Moses
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