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. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
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
Desdimi Gallery Salon
As the stylists at Desdimi Gallery Salon deftly conjure curlicues, revamp dull colors, and smooth down frizz, their sensibilities stay inspired from looking no further than the surrounding walls. Original works of visual media from emergent and established artists bedeck the salon located in an art gallery in the prestigious art district of River North, inviting patrons to ponder a cornucopia of colors and concepts while their old hair-styles fall to the ground. The gallery keeps its culture fresh by swapping out exhibitions every four to six weeks, the same rate at which Mount Rushmore swallows tourists.
What some people are buzzing about:
88% of 104 customers recommend
“Danka is a great hairdresser!”
“Danka is a talented & experienced stylist! If you explain the cut you want, you will get it.”