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In this episode of Business Matters, presented by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, host Rob Cupello is joined by Tara Sebastianis, Owner and Stylist at Crimson Hair Salon.
Sebastianis's journey towards owning one of Kelowna’s favourite hair salons was anything but ordinary.
She’s had a passion for hair since she was a young girl, so after returning from her time at a professional dance school in Toronto, she moved to Kelowna where she graduated from MC College.
After graduating, she immediately started working at a salon alongside her fellow graduates and loved it.
Unfortunately, the salon abruptly shut down without warning.
She talked to the accountant when picking up her last pay cheque to see what was going on, and they told her that the salon was for sale if she was interested in purchasing.
“I laughed, I was like I have no money. But my mom was like ‘Why don’t you give it a go?’” recounts Sebastianis.
“So next thing I know, I’m at the bank with my mom taking out a loan and buying the hair salon.”
Crimson Hair Salon just celebrated its 8th anniversary and the stylist's attention to specializing in a variety of hair styling techniques all but guarantees they will stay open for many more to come.
Aside from running the salon, Sebastianis shares her expertise in hair care in her fun column, The Style File.
To hear more about what makes Crimson Hair Salon so unique, and to learn more about Sebastianis’s unconventional approach to opening her own salon on a whim, listen to the full episode.