Mirrors of Beauty receives BOOST Grant from VR Main Street Program

BOOST Grant

Mirrors of Beauty, Capital Cuts Salon is a full service hair salon targeting women and men. It has operated along Villa Rica’s main street for more than 12 years, it is one of only two minority owned businesses on main, and the only full service salon in the district. The salon specializes in hair and beauty services that include shampoos and cuts, perms, relaxers, and color processes. The staff also performs services such as hair weaves, and treatments and techniques that address hair loss and/or restoration. Special occasion services such as eyebrow contouring, and makeup application are available upon request.

Grant Funding Request Amount:
$1,000

Describe how you will use the grant funds:
Mirrors of Beauty Salon, Capital Cuts Salon proposes to enhance the overall features of the salon by purchasing four upgraded styling chairs. Three chairs will be replaced within the main service area at the front of the salon. After 12 years in operation the black vinyl upholstery on the chairs are worn and split at the seams exposing the interior cushioning. Moreover, because of the age of the chairs the hydraulic base does not operate as smoothly, requiring much more effort to swivel and raise the chairs. Upgrading the chairs will improve the decorative and aesthetic ambiance of the salon, as well as enhance the quality of services. In addition to the proposed improvements, a reclining styling chair will be added to a private suite in the salon. The suite will be used to expand salon offerings to include specialized services such as eyelash extensions, and to perform hair treatments and services for clients with more challenging hair issues such as alopecia.

About The BOOST Grant Program:
The Villa Rica Main Street Program is committed to making the most of our community’s unique sense of place by harnessing local economic opportunities and creating a supportive business environment that helps our small business owners and entrepreneurs build on their dreams by expanding economic opportunities.

Finding money to start or expand a business is very difficult and the Main Street Program wants to help make the process a little easier. The BOOST Program is designed to award financial assistance to Downtown Villa Rica business owners and entrepreneurs. Assistance granted through the BOOST program does not have to be repaid.

How the BOOST Grant Program Works:
The BOOST program was created to provide grant money to small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Main Street Service Area. The Economic Vitality Committee of the Main Street Advisory Board will meet to review and vote on grant requests. Downtown Business owners may apply for grant funding quarterly; however, the Committee reserves the right to award grants more or less frequently each calendar year. Grant awards are based on availability of funds with a minimum grant of $100 and a maximum award of $1,000.

Find more information about the BOOST Grant Program at: BOOST Grant

 

 

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