“I just hated it,” Periti said. “I looked back at my dad and everything he had, and I thought, ‘What a great business. What am I doing?’”
Since, Periti has constructed all three of Kaner’s mullets and even done one for Brandon Saad.
Today, an article on Periti’s mullet-making abilities hangs in his dad’s shop.
“My dad gets a kick out of it all,” Periti said.
In his still budding scissor-wielding career, Periti has been charged with the knee-shaking tasks of straight-razoring Kerry Woods’ goatee and trimming Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s mustache and eyebrows--to name a few.
And if there's any activity that'll put hair on your playoff-bearded face, it's playing with sharp objects next to Quenneville's iconic 'stache and 'brows.
“Asking a customer to get his eyebrows and mustache trimmed is standard practice, so I asked [Quenneville],” Periti said. “At first he was like, ‘Nah.’ But a few seconds later he goes, ‘You know what, no one’s ever asked me that before. Do it. Just be careful.’
"When he said that, I wanted to tell him I was joking. I barely touched it. But really, doing all this stuff, it’s all been so fun.”
But the mullet-fun has been limited to Kane and Saad.
Outside those two, no one has come into the shop asking for the Kane special.
As a joke, Periti even posted a fake ad on the spa's Facebook page. It shows a picture of Kane (obviously with a freshly groomed mullet) and reads "$5 Mullet. Make Your Appointment Today."
"I've had some people ask about a mullet, but that's it. They ask, then back out," Periti said. "A mullet definitely takes some commitment. Heck, I may even do it for free if some guy came in and actually did it."
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