It’s been nearly six months since Aisha salon in Calgary closed, but its owner is not feeling any different.
“I think the community is happy.
We had a lot of negative comments,” said Aisha owner Jasmine Groskovic.
“I’m really happy with the community, it’s been good to be a part of.”
“The community has been really supportive and they’re really supportive of me and my vision.
They want to keep my salon in business, and they want to see us survive,” she added.
Groskic’s family is originally from Bulgaria, but she grew up in Canada and moved to Alberta when she was young.
“It was a tough decision to do that, but I love Calgary and I want to continue to do it,” she said.
“Aisha has been a part, it was just one of those decisions.”
The Calgary Herald reports that Grosky is expecting to begin renovations at the salon in mid-January, which will include adding an additional floor, adding a spa, installing a new bar and a new stage.
“We have two new baristas, one more to come in the next few weeks, and we’re going to be opening up the spa as well,” she told the Herald.
“Aisha is going to remain a beautiful, beautiful place, but it’s going to become a boutique shop.”
Grosky said she’s already booked out the first month of the new year.