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On August 14, 2017, the Antonino Salon and Spa team (and Jack, the dog) celebrated winning the title “Best Salon” and “Best Salon for a Blow-out” by having a Mad Men themed Summer party.

Everyone was treated with delicious food from Scratch Catering, photo ops, great music, games and prizes.

Congratulations to the entire staff on winning the award three years in a row!

Antonino Salon; where there are no bad hair days…ever

191 Townsend, Birmingham (across from the Townsend Hotel)

The hairdressing world lost a legend on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Nino Genna passed away peacefully at his home just five days short of his 101st birthday.

As many of you know, Antonino Salon has been a Birmingham fixture since 1985, when Anthony Marsalese and his cousin Nadine Dmytryszyn opened the doors.  But the salon’s history extends back to the talent and entrepreneurship of Nino Genna; Anthony’s uncle and Nadine’s father.

A hairdresser since 1937, Nino opened his first salon in Detroit in 1946 after returning from World War ll. The operation quickly grew into a successful business, which Nino promoted largely by entering and winning major national and international hairdressing competitions.

In 1960, Nino moved his enterprise to Birmingham, opening Nino Salon. During the following decade, Nino also founded Americoif of Detroit, an education based organization for local stylists.

In 1970 Nino moved his business to Somerset Mall, renaming it “Nino of Somerset”. Like many stylists who have launched successful careers working for Nino, Anthony became Nino’s assistant and eventually a stylist at the Somerset location. Nino and Anthony worked together there until 1985, when the salon was sold and Antonino Salon opened its doors on Townsend in downtown Birmingham.

Nino continued to work behind the chair until 2009, when at the age of 93, he finally retired.

Nino has moved on to a peaceful place, but the lives he has touched and the careers he has mentored are immeasurable. His kindness, gentle manner and many words of wisdom will live on forever.

Visitation for Nino Genna will be held on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the A.J. Desmond Funeral Home in Royal Oak. The funeral will be on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s in Royal Oak

To view Nino’s full obituary or for more information, click here.



The Antonino family celebrated winning “Best Salon” and Best Salon for a Blow-out-2017″ by Hour Detroit at Hour Detroit’s Best of 2017 party at Joe Louis Arena on June 23.

The event was held on the floor of the arena and featured singer, Ben Sharkey, along with a D.J. that kept people dancing until midnight.

Antonino Salon would like to thank all of their guests who voted for them and look forward to another year of being the “Best”.

Antonino Salon-where there are no bad hair days…ever

191 Townsend, Birmingham, Mi. (across from the Townsend Hotel).



Previously only available in Europe, the revolutionary hair treatment, “System Professional” has arrived in Michigan and has made it’s debut at Antonino Salon & Spa in downtown Birmingham.

“This treatment literally re-builds the hair from the inside and will leave your hair feeling reborn”, says Anthony Marsalese, owner of Antonino Salon & Spa, adding “System Professional believes each guest’s hair is as unique as their fingerprints, so each of their exclusive treatments begins with an individual “energycode; a code that can only be diagnosed by certified stylists”. Fortunately, all of the stylists at Antonino Salon have gone through an extensive training and are ready to help guests discover their very own energycode.

To reserve an appointment to find out what your energycode is, just call 248-258-5990 or click here.

Antonino Salon-voted best of the best by Hour Detroit readers.

Antonino Salon-where there are no bad hair days…ever.

191 Townsend (across from the Townsend Hotel), Birmingham, Mi. 48009


Blog content by Jeff Davison




Antonino Salon has always had a team of well educated hair professionals but did you know we also have a Spa?  Located within the salon, The Antonino Spa is a quaint boutique space that is sure to relax you and make you feel brand new. We offer massages, facials, body and face waxing, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions and makeup. So, it’s time to treat yourself, just call the salon at 248-258-5990 to reserve your appointment today and see for yourself why Antonino Salon and Spa was voted “best salon” by Hour Detroit two years in a row.