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
Flawless Beauty Bars
For former Seattle Seahawks cheerleader Sequoia Leopold, lying in tanning beds was as much a part of the job description as tripping opposing players. She estimates that during her tenure on the sidelines, she tanned four times per week in a traditional UV bed, a practice that left her feeling like she was ruining her skin.
When Sequoia ultimately left the squad and opened her own tanning studio, Flawless Beauty Bars, it was a no-brainer to opt for airbrush tanning services. Instead of UV rays, she and her staff use organic tanning solutions to give skin a natural-looking bronze color. They use a similar airbrushing technique for makeup application, since the mist creates uniform coverage and doesn't leave messy-looking brush strokes.