Darilyn Keene of Alley Cuts is, hands down, the longest-surviving business owner-operator in Cumberland, having been in operation since 1982.

Tucked away on 2nd Street just around the corner from the Cumberland Hotel, the popular hair salon has long been a favourite among Cumberlanders for its cozy and welcoming atmosphere. And later this year, it’s set to become even more appealing, when it becomes a full-service salon with the addition of an esthetician.

For Darilyn, the biggest change over the three decades has been the evolving vibe of the once-sleepy coal-mining village. But she credits her longevity in the competitive hair business with her willingness to roll with the changes.

Alley Cuts is a unisex hair salon and esthetics studio for all ages. Head on down to 3270 2nd Street , Cumberland, to meet Darilyn or phone the salon at 250.336.8224.

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