Who is Mira?

Our story......

Miriam and I looked at each other the other day and said oh my god! It's been 16 years! How the time has flown by....

We met at a mere 18 and 20 years old when our hairdressing schools sent us to a North Vancouver salon to work as apprentices while building our clientele. We spent a couple years passing foils, shampooing, and doing late night cut and colour classes before we earned the right to occupy cutting chairs side by side. We've been side by side ever since. When it was time to shift salons we looked for a space that could rent to the two of us. It seemed like a natural progression when we got the opportunity a few years later to start Mira. When it came to starting up the business we were warned so often that partnerships never last. Many had an expiration date of three years ( so our lawyer said) We were 23 and 25 committing to a ten year lease. I remember thinking at that time, wow, what is life going to look like at 35, and what experiences will fill those ten years??

In those ten years Mira has channelled so many great people through the doors both clients and co-workers. The fact that our chairs have been together so long has meant that a lot of the clients have become familiar with each other over the years as well. It's been a great meeting place that has that sense of camaraderie and community. It's been a pleasure to be a part of a partnership that is truly supportive. It's not easy as entrepreneur's to build family's and pursue passion's but we've been able to support each other through maternity leaves and continued education while still building at thriving business. We proved that partnerships can survive. Like any marriage it takes work, honest communication and respect.