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
Kijana Salon & Blow Dry Bar
Whether they're cutting and styling hair or applying makeup or tanning solution, the beauty experts at Kijana Salon & Blow Dry Bar make sure they have products that work for every ethnicity. The salon's stylists specialize in multicultural haircuts and color, and its makeup artists specialize in creating both low-key and fantasy makeup looks using cosmetics from premium brands such as MAC, Smashbox, and Too Faced.
For those who need a relaxing facial treatment, the salon offers numerous options for each skin type, including a hydroquinone-free peel that is perfect for those with darker skin. Other pampering treatments include massages and mani-pedis that use shellac polish, which stays chip-free for up to 14 days, no matter how many times you ruffle the hair of the neighborhood scamp.