Sadie Cabral


Sadie Cabral holds the record for Manteca's "oldest originally owned business" as Sadie's Styling Salon marked its 60th anniversary on Oct. 17, 1996.

In 1936 at the age of 19, Cabral opened her one chair hair salon in the back of her home with a dream to become a successful independent businesswoman. After 12 expansions in three locations, her business now stands at 2,400 square feet and 27 employees. Under her tutelage, Cabral has nurtured and trained many stylists who have also become business owners. A large part of the salon's success was due to Sadie's technical knowledge and her desire to offer the most technological advances in the industry. She introduced many concepts that have become commonplace today: Extended evening hours; Expanded nail and skin care services; Quick-service as well as full-service.

Sadie was honored in 1989 as the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's "Small Business of the Year." She was inducted into the Manteca High Hall of Fame in 1991 for significant achievements in the business community. In 1997, Cabral received a Manteca Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award for her "valuable contributions to the business community" as well as being the recipient of the Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Award given by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women.