We’re Here for Black Men Getting Pampered 


Just For Hym nail Salon; Joanne and Rodrick Byrd


Gentlemen, you might as well book an appointment right now at the Just For Hym nail salon in Livonia.  

Located at 28422 Five Mile Road, the Black-owned mani-pedi experience will soon be your go-to destination for self-care.  

Opened this past spring, the husband-and-wife duo, Joanne and Rodrick Byrd, are all about giving quality, curated salon experience that is exquisitely and exclusively for men.  

“We are owners of Just For Hym. Just For Hym is a nail salon that’s designed for men only. We do manicures. We do pedicures, we do facials. We do beard trims. We do nose and waxing eyebrows,” Joanne Byrd told the Michigan Chronicle in early October in her salon, which also sells treats for the fellas including hot dogs, Cajun peanuts, and more. “We’re going to incorporate chair massaging and different services for the upcoming year.”  

Joanne Byrd said that opening in May was an experience in and of itself after working toward this goal since the idea’s inception last year.  

“It took us a whole physical year to open,” she said. “I didn’t know along the journey, how, you know, stressful or tenuous that it would be but once I looked at the long haul, I just said it was worth it.”  

Joanne Byrd added that their growing, illustrious customer base includes politicians, police officers, and everyday men who are warmly welcomed by the all-female staff.   


Sherri Kolade






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