Small Business Week 2014: Divas & Dudes Kids Hair Salon
Owner: Christine Forgrave
Years in business: 1
Why did you start your own business?
"As a mother of three young children I realized that there may have been places for the littlest children to get a haircut, I wasn`t always satisfied with the quality of the cut. As my children grew older, I could not find a salon that offered quality haircuts and styles in an atmosphere that were designed for young people. My two girls always loved spa night at our house. Facials, manicures, and pedicures were always popular with my daughters and their friends. I designed a spa where girls could be pampered in a positive way that lets them have fun, boost their inner beauty and make them feel great. Finally, my love of shopping and always looking for unique gifts to give my children and their friends. My retail boutique is the place I get to shop for birthday gifts without leaving Divas and Dudes!"
What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?
"Being an entrepreneur, as the saying goes, “The good, the bad and the ugly!“ has happened since we opened. But what I say the most when people ask me how my business is going is that is has been A LOT OF FUN! I enjoy coming to work and visiting with the clients that come in. I enjoy hearing the girls giggle when they come for a BFF package or birthday party. I love seeing the boys adore themselves in the mirror. I also love the fact that adults are so impressed with the work we do here that they get their hair done here as well. All the things I wanted to happen in my salon and spa have happened."
Share 5 unique things about your business:
I am the first salon and spa of its kind in Canada!
Our spa offers ice cream flavored pedicures and manicures with a new flavor each month.
We offer 7 different kinds of birthday parties.
We are always attending workshops to keep our experienced stylists up to date on the latest hair trends.
We offer services for everyone in the family, each with their own space to enjoy their service.