We had the good fortune of connecting with Vy Pegorsch and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I want to create an environment that would mirror my values and ethics.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been in the salon industry for over 20 years. I am a fully licensed cosmetologist and enjoy doing all services that a salon has to offer from hair to skin and nails. I established my salon in 2013 and have been providing salon service to my community since then. We are a small high end neighborhood salon, that welcomes everyone. We love to provide high quality services as well has high end hair and skin care products. Our salon community thrives on putting out the highest quality services that are on trend with an unpretentious vibe. I was fortunate to work for an amazing business owner when I started in the industry. Her name is Barbara Killeen, she ran a salon called Tapestry that had two successful locations, one in Boulder and the other in Louisville. She was the best boss I have ever had and an amazing mentor. She is in large the reason I am the boss I am today. I have worked in different types of salon and spas ranging from small boutique salons to world class spas in resorts. After seeing how different salon/spa can be along with the different management styles they have I decided that I was ready to create an environment that I would be content working in. I only two weeks after opening my salon the 100 year flood hit Boulder and my salon 1/3 of my salon was flooded with water, luckily for me I just had to replace the floors. That was my first lesson that ownership was going to be an unpredictable ride. In the seven years I have been operating I have built a great staff and a good business with a vibrant online presence, we were really thriving then the pandemic hit. This has been a huge set back for my business and we are continuing to navigate through this rough time. I have faith that we will come out of this with more perseverance, knowledge, compassion and kindness for all the things we do in business and in life. I believe my strength in ownership is that I try to take thing as they come ,I really put effort into being responsive and not reactive. And I believe that that is what has given me grace through all of the obstacles I have overcome. I think that the thing I want people to associate with my brand is that we strive to bring beauty and love to all the people we blessed to interact with.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?\
I would start by taking the. To my favorite mountain place , steamboat spring. We would go to strawberry hotsrpings ( maybe after hours) and have breakfast at my favorite spot creekside. We would then head back to Boulder where we would hike around the foothills and swim, tube and soaks in the sun at the creek above Eben G Fine park. We would end the day having margaritas and super spice Mexican food at Efains.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Tapestry Salon in Boulder Co. and it’s founder Barbara Killen. Sadly they closed their doors in 2017
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