2021 Rising Star Award Nominee: Simony Resende, Aruverde for Rosebud Salon, Providence, RI
Simony’s contemporary salon located in Providence, RI, Aruverde for Rosebud Salon, provides inclusive, socially conscious, and environmentally friendly hair services to all hair textures. She started her business because she wanted to create a healthy, inclusive space where people could feel beautiful without feeling compromised.
The CWE Business Planning Course gave Simony the necessary tools to embark on this exciting journey, and the ongoing coaching allowed her to feel supported throughout the process. Her salon has been open since October 2020 and she has two team members. By 2025, she hopes to grow the salon to have six team members who are compassionate towards the needs of marginalized folks while being fully educated in all hair types so that they may better serve the community. She also wants to continue growing her monthly donation practices to local non-profit organizations and to be a 100% waste-free salon.