Meet Andrea… Owner of Ivory Noir Salon

Happy November MIYU-ettes!  The past few months since our launch in August have been incredible! Thank you to all of our incredible supporters and partners thus far, for believing in MIYU Beauty and helping us spread the love.


Over the next while we’d like to introduce you to some of the faces behind MIYU’s partnerships.  One of our original launch partners, Ivory Noir Salon in Edmonton, Alberta Canada has been a MIYU supporter since the beginning.  Salon owner Andrea Nguyen truly believes in MIYU’s inside-out concept and really wanted to bring the MIYU experience to Edmonton’s first colour-correction studio.  Get an amazing new do while sipping on MIYU’s delicious teas – could you ask for anything more?! Read on to find out about Andrea’s passionate dream to open her own business, her expert advice to perfect hair, and why MIYU Beauty and Ivory Noir Salon, make the perfect match.



Linda: Hi Andrea!  Thanks for taking the time to chat with me today.  First of all, congrats on recently celebrating Ivory Noir Salon’s first year anniversary.  Tell us what your motivation was for opening your own salon?


Andrea: With the skill set of being a stylist for 12 years combined with the knowledge of being a colour educator with Wella, I found myself rapidly building a loyal clientele from correcting mishap hair colour. When the time came for me to open a salon, the only motivating factor to me was to be Edmonton`s first colour correction salon. Nothing is more rewarding than righting a wrong especially with hair, and making someone feel beautiful again.


Linda:  Absolutely!  With that said, what’s your best hair styling tip?


Andrea: Curling hair can give your style longevity in between washes. Curls also allow more versatility and ease when putting hair up in a bun, ponytail, low side swept dos etc.  For winter months curling hair can also help combat static too.


Linda: What hair product could you absolutely never live without?


Andrea: Hairspray!!!


Linda: Which hair trend do you want to come back, and which do you wish never happened?


Andrea: Love 50`s hair that reminisce Marilyn Monroe.  Wish mullets and 90`s fan bangs never happened.


Linda:  I wish I could say I never sported the fan bang!  All in the past though, right :)? Moving on… MIYU Beauty focuses on beauty from the inside out, how do you think this concept applies to healthy hair?


Andrea: Health of hair is very dependent on nutrition. We have seen people that are extreme dieters, or vegans that struggle with hair loss due to lack of protein, iron etc.  MIYU`s concept is so parallel to what we believe to be true for healthy hair.


Linda: Leading to my next question, why did you want to partner with MIYU Beauty?


Andrea: MIYU to us, is a business built from passion, devotion, integrity, and a brand that is unique. Being a new business ourselves we thought it was a perfect pairing to support a local entrepreneur that is also focused on building a successful branded business.


Linda:  The feeling is mutual!  Ok, so what’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day at work?


Andrea: I always look forward to going home taking a hot shower, changing into pajamas, eating my husband`s home cooked dinner and cuddling with my dogs Kumi and Kobe.


Linda:  Awww.  Finally, what’s your favourite life quote?


Andrea: I LOVE quotes and have so many that I live by.  The one that drives me every day and one that has been my mantra is…“Where there’s a will there’s a way!”


Linda: We couldn’t agree more!!  Thanks Andrea for sharing your thoughts with us today, and for believing in MIYU Beauty!


MIYU Beauty’s hydrate mi & de-stress mi teas are available for $16 at Ivory Noir Salon in Edmonton.  With the holidays just around the corner, MIYU teas make the perfect gift for “mi” & for you.


All the best!

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