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
Studio By Keliann
Keliann Jimenez has been in the spotlight since she was 13 years old. She won her first beauty pageant in 2008 and would later add six more titles to her name. Commercials and photo shoots followed, as did visits to exotic locations around the world. Even after all of those experiences, she still felt something was missing. Inspired to contribute more to the world, she hit the books to earn a business degree.
Combining her education with her experience in the beauty industry, she founded Studio By Keliann to help others find expression through make-up and hair design. She and her team of studio artists beautify clients at stations furnished with ornate mirrors and simple black chairs. Stylists augment locks with cuts, color treatments, and extension services, and makeup artists create timeless looks and sometimes dabble in special-effects makeup for everything from zombie-themed parties to dates with actual zombies.