Local Business Profiles
Crop Hair Boutique
Thursday, June 30th 2011
Squashing the notion of run-of-the-mill hair salons, Crop Hair Boutique exploded onto the hairstyling scene in February 2009 with vibrancy and color. They are Central Alberta’s most unique salon destination, and approach their work with creativity, passion and a deeply instilled sense of service. Above all having a great time with everything we do. Owners Aaron and Katherine Bouchard took over an existing hair salon and transformed it into a bright and exciting, yet vintage and relaxed salon. Describing her salon, Katherine adds, “We are fresh and fun. [We are about] beautiful and natural hair.”
Bling By Bev
Wednesday, June 15th 2011
Bling by Bev is a new business to the downtown area that opened up in February 2011. This charming shop is owned by Bev Anderson who was born in Central Alberta and just moved back to Red Deer from Calgary. She is an entrepreneur who enjoys designing jewelry with Swarovski Crystal, and also carries a unique variety of Ladies Fashion Accessories and a large variety of Swarovski Charm Beads.
Bev opened her store downtown because there is lots of foot traffic and activity going on. Most of the traffic that makes their way into her store are women. "They come in to browse and we usually get carried away chatting. We also have a lot of fun designing jewelry and picking out accessories” says Bev. When asked what her most memorable customer experience is, she said all of them.
The Barbershop on Gaetz
Wednesday, June 1st 2011
The Barber Shop on Gaetz is a historical landmark of the downtown. The business was established almost 100 years ago, and has its eighth owner, Selene Fraser, managing the business and taking care of clients. Selene has 26 years experience as a barber, and she credits her longevity and success to loving the people who she helps every day. “Being a barber is a great profession,” she claims, “I just love hearing the stories and jokes from my customers. I meet people from every walk of life, and I love hearing the stories from all of them.”
The shop is unique, it is small and intimate, and you can feel the history in the shop. The throwback styling of The Barber Shop on Gaetz makes you feel like you are in a different time, and the one on one interaction between Selene and Innes and their customers helps build that feeling. “Every customer is a new experience” says Selene, “my customers make this all worth while”.