Barbershop, Cosmetics, Pastry and Sweets

Finish your holiday shopping in under an hour!

Here are 6 great reasons to get a jump start on the holiday season! These new additions to the city prove that Sault Ste. Marie shows no sign of slowing down offering only the best products and services for residents and visitors alike.

There's no need to shop on-line when you can enjoy the experience of meeting and supporting these incredible local merchants. This is only the beginning! Stay tuned for "Tis the Season: Where to Find the Perfect Local Holiday Gifts!"

Big Gun's Barbershop

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Get a glimpse of the roaring 20s and dirty 30s with the newest business to join the city's downtown: Big Gun's Barbershop. Whether you're looking for a fade, beard grooming or just a new style, Paula D'Agostino's specialized scissor skills have you covered. The new shop is located at 72 East Street in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Pick up a gift certificate for someone special this holiday or make an appointment for your next cut here!

Chirp Cosmetics Company

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One bride's wish for cruelty-free makeup for her wedding day was the inspiration for the new locally made paraben, fragrance and cruelty-free makeup line, Chirp Cosmetics. Chirp specializes in unique colours and custom orders, and makes buying local easy by having its products available at a number of retail spots in town. Chirp products are all handmade in small batches with quality ingredients with a personal approach. Special gift packages are now available just in time for the holiday season!

You can purchase Chirp products online here or at:

- Flowers Direct, Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

- Mane Street Salon + Spa, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

- The Healing Muse, Lakeshore W, Toronto, ON

Products are also available at the Mill Market in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The current hours of Chirp Cosmetics Company at the Mill Market are Wednesdays from 1pm-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Sweet Greetings

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A popular local shop has moved into some new digs, and expanded their services with a brand new coffee bar. Sweet Greetings not only has a beautiful new storefront and presence in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, but this fabulous boutique offers an incredible selection of merchandise, sweet treats and fresh coffee. Check off your Christmas shopping list while you enjoy a treat here with Jennifer and her amazing and helpful staff. They are also now serving a special blend hot chocolate, salted carmel lattes, Café mochas and Paula's wonderful double ginger cookies! Another special feature here is the warm and welcoming staff will lend a helping hand gift wrapping your purchases for the holidays!

The Pastry Shoppe

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The Sault's newest bakery The Pastry Shoppe has just opened its doors and is offering an array of options to satisfy your sweet tooth. The nut-free facility not only provides fresh pastry favourites to patrons, but also hosts private class packages like Cupcake Frenzy and Cookie Crazy. Event planning, birthday parties and baking classes are just the beginning. Stop in or give them a call to order your holiday treats or to plan your next event!

The Pastry Shoppe

Phone: 705.253.BAKE (2253)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

216 Second Line West, Sweet 4
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6C 2J3


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The city's newest fitness club has just opened its doors at 480 Pim Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Fit4Less offers high quality gym memberships available at the lowest price. The business focus is to provide affordable fitness for everyone. Pick up a membership for someone special this holiday season or hit the gym yourself and get in your best shape for the New Year!

Take A Gill Pill

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Finally, a greeting card that says what you REALLY want to say (or would never say, but can laugh at)! Gillian Griffith has launched a new line of homemade stationary here in Sault Ste. Marie, aptly named Take a Gill Pill. Her designs are beautifully presented, with a witty twist. You can visit Gill Pill on Facebook. With the holidays quickly approaching, give Gillian a call to start creating your customized holiday cards!
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About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at—she’d love to hear from you!

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