This is a re-blog of sorts, with an emphasis on local business, small businesses.
Most people reading this won’t likely be able to just pop by for a colour or cut, but maybe not enough of you were following this blog last March, when this interview was originally posted:
My Interview With Alaina From Glow Hair Studio
The Saturday after Black Friday is Small Business Saturday. I’d wanted to have the interview with my cousin, owner of Glow, ready for this day because I believe it’s important to highlight the work of successful business women, females who play a vital role in their local communities.
Unfortunately, it took me a year to finish this interview, and it wasn’t ready for last year’s Small Business Saturday.
Although this hair salon is too far for most of you to make the trip (although I think it’s totally worth it), I must disclose I am family, but still give it a read anyway.
I wanted to speak to a woman who is a success in her chosen field, one I admire and respect, and to show what women are capable of when they work hard and the example they can set for the rest of the world.
I was also interested in the psychology of why people like to visit a salon and get their hair done:
What does hair mean to people?
Why does it matter so much?
What does a particular style do to boost one’s confidence?
And I tried to answer the question: to get to the bottom of why this salon owner thinks these things might be tied up with self esteem and self image.
In addition, feel free to check out the styles and cuts these ladies like best. Lots can be discovered on their Facebook page:
If you enjoy art, check out another small business:
Don’t forget to shop local and support local and small business. It’s just a good thing to do.
3 thoughts on “Small Business Saturday: Keep Calm and Get Your Hair Done, #SmallBizSat”
Nice write up on local business. I would love to visit if not for the fact I would have to fly half the world for a haircut! 🙂
Well, if you’re ever in the area, by chance, now you will know where to go for a little bit of pampering.
If you get a chance though, check out the interview. I tried to answer some questions I’ve often wondered about how hair makes people feel about themselves.
Really liked that you interviewed a small business owner, Kerry. Very timely for Small Business Saturday. It reminds me of when I used to do such interviews among the local girls in the college who had started their own business. I loved seeing their studios. Many of them had hair salons, with make-up and henna. Henna is a natural kind of dye that is piped on hands, feet and arms for weddings and special events with a cake icing bag. Thank you for sharing your cousin’s talents with your readers!
I enjoy reading about your diverse interests.