We all love to be pampered, right? That's a given, but taking the time to offer ourselves that is probably the hardest part. Well, it won't be a hard choice after you read this!
Imagine a place where you can go and everything you need or want for some "you time", is all in one place. That's Bombshell Blow Dry Bar! Here you can find everything from a blowout and a new hairstyle to tanning and a pedicure. Oh, and you can also find opportunities to pursue cosmetology as well! There are not only ways for you to treat yourself physically but also mentally!
Rachel Harned, the founder and one of the major owners of Bombshell BDB, has created a space for everything. This business doesn't just offer a great atmosphere for you if you're a customer, but also if you're an employee or student or all of the above! There are opportunities for everyone here!
Rachel has made it her purpose and mission to offer opportunities to grow, enjoy and learn in her salon and her salon academy right next door. As a customer, you will get the best treatment. Starting with an easy appointment system and fantastic, expert stylists that are experienced in every single service offered, friendly conversations and a genuine interest and care about you and your life.
As a stylist, you work in a business that is always evolving. Therefore, you are challenged and offered a space to grow, learn and reach your full potential. Not to mention a boss, Rachel, who has a degree in marketing from GVSU, experience in high-level sales working for a regional newspaper, 10 years of makeup artistry and 7 years of airbrush tanning experience. And she uses all of this to offer the best experience for her stylists, students and customers.
She takes her employees seriously and puts in the time and effort to make sure they feel safe, loved, unstoppable and that they have a crucial part in the success of the business.
For those of you looking into the field of cosmetology, Rachel also owns The Salon Professional Academy along with Nikol Taylor and Scott Harned! Conveniently located next door, it's a beauty industry that allows and encourages more learning and being an expert in your field. They have won several awards and aim for excellence!
So, Why did Rachel and her family decide to jump into the salon business? Well, for one, Rachel was born an entrepreneur and had the desire to own her own business and be her own boss. She also has a huge passion for helping her employees find their purpose and calling and Bombshell is a great opportunity for that. So she took something she knew and excelled at and decided to teach others how to do it too.
But, it wasn't always easy. Rachel shared the struggles she has faced and that there are challenges in anything you do in life. One major example of this is that her son was born with a heart defect.
At four months old he had open-heart surgery and that was one of the hardest things she and her family have had to deal with. Thankfully, since then, things have been pretty smooth but it made her realize the importance of her family and that she wanted to be able to live a life and work a job that allowed for her to invest in them and be there when they needed her.
Little did she know, she wasn't going to stop there. She and her husband decided to start an organization based on donations that go toward buying Christmas presents for the other patients and their families with heart defects that have to spend the holiday at the hospital. She shared that they were lucky enough to get out the day before Christmas and realized how hard it would have been to be stuck in there for the holidays. And that was how the organization was born. You can donate or learn more here!
So, early on in her life, she understood the importance of helping others and giving back. She did this for those she felt tied to because of her son's condition and she carries that over into her business, employees, customers and loved ones.
Rachel has found a way to persevere through the tough trials in life such as the terrifying moments with her son, starting the business and the financial struggle, along with different responsibilities that are only taken on when you have to make hard decisions and step out in faith at the same time. Philippians 4:13 has been a verse she has held onto that keeps her pushing forward.
"I give it to God as He has always provided.So many times in my life and in my career I wanted to quit...take the easy way out but I never did because God gave me faith in myself to go on and keep on!"
She admits that it isn't always easy but being able to invest in her employees, customers and family is something that always makes it worth it. When you walk through the doors of Bombshell or the academy, you'll feel like family and you will know you belong. Whether you're a customer, employee, the student or the boss. I would encourage you to go find this out for yourself and walk through those doors.
Also, they are the only salon in the area that carries bareMinerals makeup!
If you're a bride-to-be or standing up with one (They have a bridal coordinator for all your needs and have won awards for their services!!) going to prom, want to offer a bitty birthday gift, looking to change up your hairstyle, or just need some pampering just because, here are the services they offer!
•Blow-dry bar •Hair bar •Color bar •Makeup bar •Brow bar •Body bar •Nail bar
•Brazilian blowout •Airbrush tanning •Lash extensions •Hair extensions •Blowouts •Hair color
•Haircuts •Makeup •Facial and body waxing • Manicures and pedicures
Mark your calendar!! Bombshells Holiday Soirée is coming up on Nov 21, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm! You have to RSVP so talk to a stylist or contact Bombshell for more information!
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