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
Remy Hair Shop & Accessories
Remy hair is what stylists call human hair that's sewn into extensions pretty much the same way it grew on its donor's head, its cuticles running in the same direction for a natural-looking, non-tangling swing. It's the signature product at Remy Hair Shop & Accessories—which ships its strands around the world—but there's much more to the South Loop salon than extensions. Clients who arrive a few minutes early can pass the time browsing sky-high heels, glitzy jewelry, and just about every other accessory to make for a glam night on the town with a group of one's favorite mannequins. And, as of August 2014, the team also includes a nail technician who can paint toes and fingers to match.
1325 S Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605