Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hair Extensions - Brazilian Blowouts
Brands Used: Alfaparf, Brazilian blowout
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
Unique Beauty Salon and Spa
Though the gleaming wood floors and fresh paint of Unique Beauty Salon and Spa suggest a business that's new to the industry, the team inside is anything but. After working as a cosmetologist for more than 20 years, Teresa Torres opened Unique in 2011 and hired a staff of beauty specialists who each possessed a minimum of five years' experience. Beyond crafting cuts, creating updos, and installing hair extensions, the veteran stylists specialize in color treatments using Alfaparf low-ammonia hair color, as well as smoothing Brazilian blowouts and Japanese straightening treatments. Other staff members apply mink lash extensions and thread eyebrows to enhance the eye area, while nail technicians pamper hands and feet with soothing mani-pedis.