Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Artistic Beauty Med Spa & Salon
Medical aesthetician Niven Kanaan has been in the beauty industry for more than 14 years. In that time, she's become a SofTap permanent-makeup artist and certified instructor; an Xtreme Lashes technician; and an advanced skincare educator at Loraine's Academy. Titles aside, Niven keeps on top of the latest trends to give her clients attentive, deftly crafted beauty treatments.
Niven administers mink Xtreme lash extensions one lash at a time, using an organic glue to make the extensions look as natural as a bow tie on a penguin. She adds dimension to the face with eyeliner and lip liner—or keeps blemishes and imperfections at bay with scar cover-ups and camouflage. As a licensed aesthetician, Niven also offers facials, peels, and microdermabrasions that pare down signs of aging and yield soft, smooth, vibrant skin.