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The Big Questions – Andrea Base, Base & Co Hair Studio

At Base & Co Hair Studio we provide all our guests with a friendly, personalized & elevated beauty experience. We celebrate everyone in their real, most raw & authentic brilliance. We want to help you get ready to step into the look you love. We employ luxurious, professional products with some of the most rich and nourishing ingredients because that’s what you deserve!

You can find Base & Co Hair Studio on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Q: What is the biggest challenge you have faced starting your business?

Opening during a global pandemic was hands down the biggest challenge I faced while starting Base & Co. Not only was I learning how to open, start, run & grow a business on my own. I was only open for 2 weeks than had to shut my doors during the 3rd lockdown.

Q: What is the biggest “win” you have experienced as an entrepreneur?

The fact that I opened during a global pandemic and succeeded to grow as a business & individual is the biggest win! I also won best hair salon in Guelph through the Readers Choice Awards while only been open for 6 months in total! I am beyond blessed!!

Q: What is the most important piece of advice you would give to others who are starting their own business?

Do it, follow your passion! I hesitated for so long & I am so lucky that I had the push from my friends and family. You’re never going to feel 100% ready.. as scary and hard it is, it is so worth it as long as you are dedicated and ready to grow!

Q: If you could go back in time, is there anything you would change about your entrepreneurial journey?

To be honest & this may be shocking to some, but no! I had amazing support & mentors going into this. I definitely couldn’t have done it without the help I was able to get.

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