New hair salon coming to Downtown Tiffin


Tiffin native returning home to open new business

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Krystal Schadle (left) and Alex Pardi are co-owners of Cactus Hair Salon in Columbus. Pardi will be opening Locks by Cactus in Downtown Tiffin in the spring.

TIFFIN, OHIO – Feb. 1, 2021 – Tiffin native Alex Pardi is returning to the area to open a new hair salon, Locks by Cactus Hair Salon, in the spring in Downtown Tiffin at 33 Court St. Pardi is investing in new equipment for the space and will be hiring three full-time and one part-time hair stylists.

Pardi has been in Columbus for 14 years and co-owns Cactus Hair Salon in Columbus with Krystal Schadle, who will continue to operate the Columbus location. The Tiffin salon will focus on haircutting or hair sculpting, extensions, hair coloring, blowouts, wedding parties, eyelash lifts and brow mapping. Pardi and Schadle use and educate for BCS BEAUTY distributors.

In addition to hair services, Cactus Hair Salons offers a subscription box, Cocolocks Box, which includes full-sized professional products sent to your home on a seasonal basis. They also include surprise gifts from other small businesses.

“I am so happy to be back in Tiffin, doing what I love,” Pardi said. “My family is here, and I’m excited to be able to join a small town community that supports its small business.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said, “Congratulations to Alex Pardi on opening the new salon. It is great to see someone return home and bring their experience and investment to Downtown Tiffin.”

For more information, visit or find Cactus Hair Salon on Facebook.

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

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