We are Mal & Co Strong - first time sister-preneurs. We launched our new business goldplaited, A Finishing Salon in Chicago last month. Mal's background is in small business management and operations - from bookkeeping, to branding to business development and everything in between. Co's background is in hospitality management and customer service. While we were both working steady, reliable jobs over the past few years, we craved something bigger, something all our own. We decided to take a huge risk, move 2,000 miles (from Los Angeles to Chicago) and open our own salon! Neither of us have ever worked in the beauty industry before, but we are total beauty lovers and enthusiasts! We have built the goldplaited experience from the client perspective - since we are our own target customer! We've only been in Chicago for 6 months, and managed to launch our entire business in that short period of time - and so far the reaction has been really positive!
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