Nightbird Salon & Apothecary
I grew up along the beautiful coast of Charleston, South Carolina. I didn’t always know I wanted to be a hairstylist, but had many creative interests and impulses growing up. I wanted to be a writer, an artist, a dancer or *something* in the creative world. I fell into the hair industry after watching a few friends become hairstylists and saw how fun their work and lives were. It looked like a fascinating world and very exciting. They worked in cool NYC salons and absolutely loved their jobs, and the creativity and freedom it allowed them. I decided to try it out for myself and moved up to NYC to attend the Aveda Institute. On my first day I knew it was the right decision. I’ve worked in well known salons in NYC, in my hometown of Charleston, and now here in Portland OR, and every city has been a great experience for me. I would love to keep growing my business, and move into a better, larger space in the Portland area and perhaps expand to a retail-only beauty apothecary in the future, with an emphasis on products that are environmentally friendly and toxin free/non-cancer causing.
This loan is special because:
More about this loan
I started this salon on my own, after 12 years in the salon industry, working on both coasts of the US. In both 2007 and 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After this diagnosis, I became very conscious of what we put into our skin and hair. I decided to open a space that catered to people like myself, who care deeply about environmental, cancer causing toxins that we are exposed to everyday, in our everyday products. I choose small, environmentally conscious, green companies to use as our product lines in the salon, to ensure that both myself, my stylists and my clients are receiving the best, healthiest services in the hair industry. I would like to keep growing my salon, and move into a larger space with more stylists who feel similarly about clean skin and haircare. I am proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish with very little, and would like to continue on a positive track towards salon expansion. I am the sole owner of this business and have no extra help in this, so this loan would mean quite a lot.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will allow me to create a build-out of the space for future co-workers, by replacing outdated shelving and product displays. I would also like to be able to market the salon within local magazines, newspapers, and build our online presence through online marketing and building our website to attract more clientele in the area. We are a very small salon and are competing against many other large salons in the Portland area who have a lot more capital and space to work with. The salon was started with very little and in order to keep growing, I must invest in and improve our space and the current and future needs of the salon.
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year
I grew up along the beautiful coast of Charleston, South Carolina. I didn’t always know I wanted to be a hairstylist, but had many creative interests and impulses growing up. I wanted to be a writer, an artist, a dancer or *something* in the creative world. I fell into the hair industry after watching a few friends become hairstylists and saw how fun their work and lives were.
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