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Success stories

Success Stories

Community Futures is pleased to showcase some of the many good news stories in rural Alberta. Everyday we help people like you start and grow successful small businesses.

The Royal Den of Hair Connoisseurs

Naz Him
Drumheller, AB

Naz Him envisioned a different kind of hair salon when he started work on his business plan. While most salons draw revenue from a range of services and retail products, Naz envisioned more: his value proposition was not just to deliver a service but to bring a unique experience to Drumheller.
The Royal Den of Hair Connoisseurs opened in November 2018, and employs three people: Naz, who specializes in barbering (including hot shaves), and stylists Randi and Deanna. Naz, who turned 26 this year, is hands-on: he was as involved with the construction phase of the salon as he is in the day-to-day operations of the salon. Being involved with everything has its complications, he admits – there have been times when he could have made more money keeping his focus on hair cutting.
In addition to a three chair salon, The Royal Den has a liquor license and a food-handling permit, allowing it to serve customers food and beverages. Phase two of their building renovation features facilities for expanded spa and esthetic services, and a larger concession – part of the value proposition he envisioned: more than just a haircut.
Approaching the end of his first year, Naz now sees the path to fulfilling his value proposition as a series of stages – step one was to get the basic shop fully operational. Step two – build the complementary parts of the business. Step three is in the works.
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