After years of styling hair, taking classes, and attending exhibitions all around the world, Jay and Ann Brown were looking to start their own salon in Harrisonburg, VA. While they were more than experienced with hair design, they needed help getting the business rolling and keeping the startup costs to a minimum. With the help of the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, Brown & Co. Hair Design officially opened its doors in June of 2010.
Brown & Co. Hair Design is a full service hair salon that prides itself on their creative haircut designs, quality of staff, and ability to give customers a memorable and positive experience. Brown & Co. offers a wide variety of services, including complete restyling, dying, root touch ups, highlights, and more. The salon is also conveniently located in a beautifully renovated Victorian house on the southern edge of downtown Harrisonburg.
The Browns initially came to the SV SBDC for assistance with preparing their business plan, as well as determining whether they needed additional financing to start the business.
“The SV SBDC provided resources such as research on the location and professional advice,” they said. “We were able to save money in our startup costs because of [Director] Joyce Krech and the SBDC staff.”
Brown & Co.’s goal is to continue serving their clients and the community with creative ideas and customized hairstyles that are, as the Browns say, “just right for your face and your lifestyle.” With the help of the SV SBDC, Brown & Co. Hair Design has started strong and look to expanding in the future. Give Jay and Ann a call today to experience their successful business and get a great haircut along the way.