Ex-Detroit Piston Chauncey Billups and his wife Piper are investing in a chain of Detroit-area hair salons. The first opened this week at 29706 Southfield Rd. in Southfield.
The business called Salon Plaza, will lease suites to independent hairstylists, locticians, nail technicians and estheticians. An Aug. 12 "grand opening" splash is planned.
"This is the first of more to come in the Detroit area," publicist Jehona Dreshaj of Ignition Media Group tells Deadline Detroit.
Tenants will get marketing support and operational advice.
“We rise by lifting others up, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with Salon Plaza,” the five-time NBA all-star guard says in a statement. “There’s an increasing number of spirited cosmologists with a ‘boss’ mentality that deserve prosperity, but—like every entrepreneur—they need people to invest time and resources into their business. We’re thrilled to support their entrepreneurial dreams, and there’s no better community to start in than Detroit.”
Billups, 42, played for Detroit from 2002-08 and returned for the 2013-14 season to finish his career. He has frequently appeared as a national TV sports commentator.
Billups operates more than 30 Wendy’s locations in the St. Louis market.
Salon Plaza is a part of Ratner Companies, with nearly 1,000 salons in 16 states.