Owner of Entice Hair Salon, Angelina Ebegbuzie, is not only passionate about helping her clients with their hair needs but also cares deeply to help them pay attention to their mind, body and soul.
When she opened her hair salon in 2011, she made it her mission to allow her clients to feel like her salon was a consistent place to reconnect with the community, an impromptu therapy session, a place to let your hair down, and a judgement free zone.
“When you feel your hair's on point, you feel on point and it sets the tone of your personal journey,” she explains. “We believe all hair is good hair and we specialize in all textures of hair. We are natural hair specialists and provide dreading and locking services and maintenance. If you need a cut, a rinse, colour, braids, cornrows, perm, relaxer, a twist, natural care, a weave, updo, or something just funky and different we will service you.”
Obtaining a Hons. bachelor’s degree in Business, an International Business Diploma, Marketing Diploma, a Human Resources Certificate and a Hairstyling and Barber Certificate, Ebegbuzie success is something to admire. While celebrating her 10 years in business, she explains that you should never be afraid to alter your business plans when it comes to having a long-lasting business.
“Embrace it and go with the flow and listen to your customers’ needs and wants,” she shares. “Their opinions and views will help you grow and maintain positive relationships and foster a bond of trust.”
Despite COVID disrupting her being able to connect with her clients in person, Ebegbuzie is grateful and thankful to the customers that continue to support Entice Hair Salon after 10 years of business.
“I missed the interaction and the personal connections,” she says. “But some of the positives of COVID were that I was able to start projects that were dear to my heart cause before I really did not have time, such as Co-Founding Black Women of Forward Action Producing Our Truth, Our Story Documentary and Plans of TravelPreneurship.”
Describing herself as resilient, dynamic, community and family oriented, Ebegbuzie explained that she loves the fact that I she is able to have the privilege to touch, treat and maintain something that is so precious and so connected to one's soul and self-image.
“Hair is sacred and coming from an African background, not just anyone should touch your head,” she shares. “The fact that so many people value my work, seek out my salon and trust my energy and love for the craft I am honoured, I love that I have the ability to allow my clients fall in love with their hair.”