No two words are more welcoming to hear than Happy Anniversary; especially, if you’re a locally-owned independent (indie) business. One of Shop Local Omaha’s Local Independent Business Alliance’s (OL!BA) very own, Curb Appeal Salon and Spa, celebrates a very special date this year. February 1st, 2014, marks the 15th Anniversary for when Curb Appeal Salon and Spa officially opened its doors at 518 S. 10th St. in Omaha.
Owner Troy Davis contributes his indie businesses success and longevity to embracing openness to change with the times and being fluid in a changing market.
Something that has changed a lot over the 15-years is hair trends. Davis shares with us two that will go down in the hairstyle hall of fame, if there was one that is. “I don’t know if it’s the strangest trend (as far as look), but the ‘Jennifer Aniston’ or ‘friends’ haircut made me want to drive off a bridge,” Davis said. “I think just because soooooo many people asked for it and wanted it. It was the last mega-trend. The closest thing since was Victory Beckam’s bob. But that didn’t even come close to Jennifer’s!”
Just like their urban edgy mantra states, Curb Appeal Salon and Spa, does not always follow all fad spa treatments but strives to deliver their customers unlimited individual appeal. However, the business does fall prey to fads on occasion, one Davis explains: “We have never really followed spa trends…so there’s nothing in that department that we have offered that I regret. However, in the salon, I am really embarrassed by the feather trend. I sold the last of all of our feathers, along with all of the equipment, to my dog’s groomer. Who started implementing it her practice on dogs!”
He offers some heartfelt advice to budding entrepreneurs and other indie small business owners. He said, “My only advice is diligence and hard work! Opening and running your own business is one of the hardest things you can do in life. But, the most rewarding! If someone wants a crash course in confidence…open a business.”
Curb Appeal Salon and Spa will officially celebrate its anniversary on Feb. 1st by giving back to the customers who’ve supported the indie business these past years. They will offer facials, massages, manicures and spa services at a very reduced price. But Curb Appeal Salon and Spa didn’t stop there and will conduct a raffle giving away some $1,500 in products and services.
If in the market for a spa treatment Davis highly recommends: microdermabrasion and any YonKa facial. “They are the BEST! With the BEST results!” he said.
Davis also shares his view on why other Omahans should shop local. “Shopping local helps to support the local economy. Spending your money at a locally-owned business puts money in the hands of the people who live and shop in your community,” he said. “To me it’s a simple karmic law…what you put out comes back to you. You want to be successful in life and business? Spend you money on the people around you.”
For more information on Curb Appeal Salon and Spa, visit http://www.curbappealsalonandspa.com.
~By Becky Bohan Brown, Shop Local Omaha | OL!BA communications coordinator and founder/blogger of population-we, LLC.