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1952 - 2007

Salvatore (Sam) Caci, was the founder/owner of Puressence Spa Salon. With the help of his family, Puressence opened in July, 2001. Sam immigrated from Sicily, Italy; in 1965 with his family . His family spent one year in Germany before coming to Winnipeg. In his hometown of Aragona, Sicily; Sam started working in a barbershop at the age of 8 years old. Not cutting hair but sweeping and doing whatever was asked of him. It was in his blood from then on.

Sam opened his first salon at the age of 21 years old, called Gentlemen’s Choice. A few years later, he opened Unisex Hairstyling in the Unicity Mall. As manager, he serviced his many clients for over 20 years. He then moved the salon to Portage Avenue and Westwood Drive for five years before obtaining his life time dream of our present location with its new name of Puressence Spa Salon.

Sam was a talented stylist who loved what he did and developed many life time friendships with his faithful clients. His two daughters, Melissa and Michelle followed their father’s footsteps and they all worked together side by side at Puressence. At the age of 54 years old, Sam was taken from us with lung cancer. His legacy lives on in his children, grandchildren and his salon.

We love you Sam.

Darlene, Melissa and Michelle