Styled Lounge ~ Small Business Spotlight
To kick off the series of spotlighting my new neighbours, who better to chat with first than the ‘villager’ who I’m literally sharing a wall with?! Laura Bradburn, the owner and chief boss of Styled Lounge obliged me and told me all about her purpose and drive behind owning a small business.
“Styled is a style only concept hair & esthetics lounge offering blowouts, braids, manicures, pedicures & make up application, waxing and sugaring. We are also a private event venue, hosting group events such as workshops and parties in our fully licensed space.
I always knew I wanted a brick and mortar business of my own and looked for a need within the community that wasn't being met. The style only concept had not made it to Burlington and saw the opportunity to create a space for women to gather, relax and indulge in self care in an inviting, warm and affordable way. The private event space seemed like a natural fit as it played to my strengths in hospitality and filled the need for a small venue downtown Burlington.
I started my work life at 11 years old never looked back. Most of my career has been spent in customer service & management and am working hard to become a "self taught" entrepreneur everyday. I'm a local small town girl, but inherited the travel bug from my globe trotting mother. I am fortunate enough to be wife to a seriously gorgeous husband and mama to two tremendous minis.
My motivation comes from the drive to make a positive impact within my community and to create future for myself & my family that allows us to live a fulfilled and expansive life, where we can enjoy & learn from all that this beautiful world has to offer.”
It was amazing getting to know more about Laura and her passion about being an entrepreneur!
You can visit Styled Lounge at 422 Pearl St Downtown Burlington in the historic Village Square. (their services are fantastic…plus you can enjoy a glass of vino while you get a blow out!)