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
Believe Hair Studio
Believe Hair Studio's owner, Ashley Ruggeri, loves helping clients express themselves through dramatic pops of color in vibrant reds, chocolates, and blonds—and even fun hues such as pink and green. She is equally happy pinning up curls for special events or chopping off locks into stylish dos.
“Ashley is a great stylist. I was very happy with my haircut and conditioning treatment. I would recommend her to anyone.”
326 SW Maple Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50021