Sugar & Spice Beauty Bar
Kamloop’s premier Lash & Brow Bar est. 2008 bringing innovation to the beauty industry introducing the art of eyelash extensions, brow lamination, lash lifting & medical aesthetics in a modern, retro style studio in the heart of downtown.
In Business Since 2008
Best Community Impact
What motivated you to start your business and what core cause do you support?
I opened my business with the support and mentorship from Community Futures entrepreneurship program and have always felt a responsibility to contribute whenever possible. As we grew, our team as a whole has always maintained a commitment to giving back to our community. We have been a part of raising funds & donating to RIH on two separate occasions- Rae Fawcett Breast Health Clinic and ICCHA Wish foundation. We have always felt connected to women’s health and wellness making donations to the Elizabeth Fry society and various other outreach programs including the Kamloops food bank and donations of warm wears / blankets through a religious organization downtown in the cold winter months.
Why do you deserve to win the Best Community Impact award?
We feel we deserve this recognition within the Beauty Wellness industry in Kamloops because we have always shown our support and will continue to do so. We are advocates for our small business community, have made donations wherever possible to our hospital and organizations supporting those in need and have taken initiative to contribute to the wellbeing of our community as a whole because these values resonate with us as a team.
What motivated you to start your business, what challenges did you overcome?
As a daughter of two entrepreneurs, I’ve always had a drive to open my own business. My love of the arts and people brought me into the beauty industry twenty two years ago from the Yukon to BC where I obtained multiple certifications and a diploma in Aesthetics. With the help of Community Futures I enrolled in the small business program which provided me with the basic start up skills to pursue my dreams of opening the first beauty bar offering eyelash extensions in Kamloops! A pioneer in this field I was presented with the challenge to introduce my specialty services, perform market research and establish myself as a newcomer to the community. We have grown up to our largest staffing pre-COVID at eleven employees, won ten readers choice awards, given back to our community and educated many others who have grown to succeed in the lash & brow business while maintaining a reputation for safe, quality workmanship in our field.
Why do you deserve to win the Best Innovation award?
We are Kamloops premier Lash & Brow beauty bar in Kamloops, established in 2008. We are deserving of this award because we continue to evolve, educate and maintain a reputation for quality, state of the art techniques and products which we source globally to bring our valued guests the best in the beauty wellness industry. Our team of highly skilled professionals have obtained multiple certifications to advance their skills and are constantly advancing their skills within this constantly evolving industry. Our passion and dedication is always reflected in our workmanship and we strive to set an example for professionalism and innovation in aesthetics.
Premier's People's Choice
We humbly feel we are deserving of this award as one of Kamloops longest standing spas maintaining an excellent reputation for customer service, service quality and innovation. We pride ourselves in continued education, giving back to our community and have always maintained safety standards established by our Health Board and the Beauty Safe Council. Our team is grateful to have your support being recognized for ten readers choice awards over the last twelve years in business.