B.J. Zieger and his fiancé Keisha MacDonald weren’t positive what to anticipate once they ventured into the enterprise world collectively, however they’re happy with the response to this point.
Zieger runs Fortunate Buddha Tattoo, whereas MacDonald operates YLM Magnificence and Way of life, each of that are positioned within the Scotsburn Sq. strip mall. They moved into the placement in June, though that they had been beforehand serving purchasers by a home-based enterprise.
“We did a mushy opening (in June), and we had these purchasers in, after which we did a grand opening in August, after which we totally opened to the general public in August,” mentioned MacDonald.
The companies have been busy since they opened.
“I’m booked for just a few months,” mentioned Zieger. “I’ve bought some actually nice purchasers, so it’s been good.”
MacDonald’s household is initially from Estevan. Zieger and MacDonald moved to the Power Metropolis in August 2019, and had a home-based enterprise, working out of a indifferent store on the house they bought. Most of their purchasers have been household and pals.
“However then with COVID and every thing occurring with that, we determined that it could in all probability profit us extra to be a public enterprise, someplace that clients may simply drop by, and never essentially must ebook an appointment or discover him (BJ) on social media. So we simply thought it was a greater match for us, and it labored out to this point, so we’re glad we did it,” mentioned MacDonald.
They be a part of a rising checklist of companies from numerous sectors which have opened up in Estevan prior to now few months, displaying confidence locally and its individuals regardless of some difficult instances for the neighborhood.
They’re glad they did it.
MacDonald takes care of make-up and sweetness service, whereas Zieger handles tattoos.
“I do make-up for principally grads, weddings, picture shoots, and even when individuals simply wish to are available and get pampered for the day, I can do this as properly,” mentioned MacDonald. “I additionally do make-up classes for those who are curious and eager to be taught extra about make-up. So it’s good for mother-daughter combos, only for one thing totally different to do on a weekend, or one thing totally different to do collectively, however then I additionally make macramé, I make nursery décor and residential décor as properly.”
And he or she offers skincare providers as properly.
Zieger brings plenty of expertise to Estevan. He has spent about 12 years as a tattoo artist, working principally in Regina, first at Planet Caravan Tattoos and Piercing, after which at Fortunate Panther Tattoo, which he owned till transferring to Estevan.
He has additionally labored in Australia and Bali.
“I like doing black and gray realism, color realism. Conventional Japanese and lettering types are my favorite issues to do. I like … animals.”
A tiger and an elephant that he has created prior to now are amongst his favourites. He additionally did an underwater scene with a turtle and a crab.
Each view their work as an opportunity to point out off their creativity.
Individuals have appreciated the work that they do.
“We’ve had plenty of visitors in that we didn’t know we have been going to have, so it’s been a pleasing shock for us. We weren’t positive, particularly with the COVID, and all that is happening on the planet proper now, how individuals have been going to reply to a enterprise, but it surely’s been nothing however nice to this point,” mentioned MacDonald.
Each mentioned they’ve been busier than they’ve ever been; MacDonald famous that she thought she would have misplaced plenty of enterprise resulting from weddings being postponed, however different exercise has compensated for any weddings she did lose.
The enterprise is open Tuesday to Saturday from midday to six p.m. They have been open from Thursday to Saturday at first, however needed to develop their hours because of the demand since their opening.
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