B.J. Zieger and his fiancé Keisha MacDonald weren’t positive what to anticipate after they ventured into the enterprise world collectively, however they’re happy with the response to date.
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 means of a home-based enterprise.
“We did a smooth 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,” stated MacDonald.
The companies have been busy since they opened.
“I’m booked for a number of months,” stated 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 residence they bought. Most of their purchasers had been household and buddies.
“However then with COVID and all the things taking place with that, we determined that it will in all probability profit us extra to be a public enterprise, someplace that prospects might simply drop by, and never essentially must e book 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 date, so we’re glad we did it,” stated MacDonald.
They be a part of a rising listing of companies from numerous sectors which have opened up in Estevan previously few months, exhibiting confidence in the neighborhood and its folks regardless of some difficult occasions for the group.
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 folks simply need to are available in and get pampered for the day, I can try this as effectively,” stated MacDonald. “I additionally do make-up classes for those that 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 effectively.”
And he or she offers skincare companies as effectively.
Zieger brings quite a lot 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 shifting 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 previously 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 quite a lot of visitors in that we didn’t know we had been going to have, so it’s been a nice shock for us. We weren’t positive, particularly with the COVID, and all that is occurring on the planet proper now, how folks had been going to answer a enterprise, nevertheless it’s been nothing however nice to date,” stated MacDonald.
Each stated they’ve been busier than they’ve ever been; MacDonald famous that she thought she would have misplaced quite a lot 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 had been open from Thursday to Saturday at first, however needed to broaden their hours because of the demand since their opening.
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