Salon Lara – A Small Business named after me
25 year ago, on the 25th of May 1985, my mother started our family business “Salon Lara”, which at the time wasn’t named Salon Lara as I wasn’t born until December of 1986, it was called “Fancy Salon” and was one of the very few beauty Salons in Jordan, it was located in Shmesani and offered a wide array of services for the ladies, and even included a gym.
It wasn’t until 1993 that my mom has relocated to Swiefieh in Hamra street and renamed the Salon after me, her only beloved child as she often refers to me. At the time, she has eliminated the thought of having a gymnasium/hair salon/beauty center, she has realized that the trend of having an independent gym in Amman has picked up, and that she could focus on her long term plans of having a family business that would serve generations to come. So she moved temporarily in to Hamra street (where her temporary location lasted 7 whole years) but spent it searching for the perfect private hidden spot in Amman to place her salon to make sure her clients had privacy, enough room for parking, yet where surrounded by homes instead of a disserted area.
Sometime in 2000 the salon was relocated in a remote area slightly away from the Swiefieh bust streets and high traffic blocks and plans being there forever inshallah. My mom has worked has worked really hard to get us where we are today. With annual training for our staff from L’Oreal Paris, in Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and London for the past five years I dont see why we couldn’t go for another 25 years in this business.
In tribute to my mummy’s efforts for the past 25 years, I decided to dedicate www.salonlara.com to her business, it still needs a lot of work, but in the meantime, I managed to upload photoshoots of all of our work for Fashion Magazines in Jordan.
Thank you mom for being a hard worker, for making my life easier, for guiding me for a better future, and mainly for naming the Salon after me, if should be named after anyone, it should be named after you for making a business that will moved forward to my children one day.
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