For 15 years, Rosemary Agbede and her team at Unique You Salon have been making Lowellians of every age, gender and ethnicity beautiful.
Earlier this year, Rosemary was forced to move from the location on Pawtucket Boulevard her business called home. That was when the Rock Stars in the city’s Office of Economic Development and at the Merrimack Valley Small Business Center stepped in. They helped Rosemary find a new home for Unique You — at 216 Central St. downtown, right next to Espresso Pizza. She was also able to secure grant funding through the city’s “Best Retail Practices” program.
On Friday afternoon, Mayor Patrick Murphy joined Rosemary, her family, friends, staff and customers to officially cut the ribbon on the new salon space.
An immigrant from Nigeria, Rosemary was among the immigrant entrepreneurs nominated by the community and recognized at Thursday’s “Made in Lowell” event at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.
Unique You Salon offers a variety of hair, skin and nail services. At the “Made in Lowell” event, salon staff demonstrated a skin exfoliating gel that rids your skin of dead cells, leaving fresh glowing new skin in its wake, as well as a “magnetic” facial mask that draws your skin’s natural oils to the surface, leaving it smooth as silk.
Rosemary and her team pride themselves on running a truly multicultural salon with the ability to cater to customers from any of the city’s multitude of ethnic backgrounds — from Irish to Cape Verdean; Cambodian to Armenian.
For more information about Unique You Salon, visit www.uniqueyousalon.com