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MARKETING SOLUTIONS AGENCY IN MIAMI, FL
There are many fantastical words to describe Vivian Vo, President and Creative Director - or AKA, "Ring Leader" of The Creative Circus, but the word "MAGICAL" pretty much sums it all! This amazing business woman and entrepreneur has so much to offer her community and the world around her. Getting to know her on a more personal level has been so inspiring! We are excited to introduce "THE CREATIVE CIRCUS", a full service agency that provides marketing solutions for businesses locally and globally.
Our interview this time was done via video conferencing, so we've broken it down into smaller clips for your viewing pleasure!
How it all began...
Growing up, Vivian was immersed in the arts. Music became part of her identity before she could even walk. Whether it was Marvin Gaye or smooth Jazz - her household was filled with all sounds of music. Vivian's parents told her that even as an infant, she was already expressing herself by musically vocalizing. You would never know that she classifies herself as an introvert. Despite being very shy, she was volunteered by her parents to sing at her church when she was just three years old. Both her parents were entrepreneurial in nature. Her father had his own fashion line that he built out of his garage. Senator Bob Graham's wife was one of his clients. Vivian was exposed to and understood mass production at an early age. Her mother was an AutoCad Engineer, who Vivian attributes her creativity and entrepreneurship to. Her father was also very creative in video production, photography, music editing and other art projects.
As she got older, she would collaborate with her cousins by putting together plays where she would take on the role of Director. As Director, she would teach choreography, delegate who sang what song, and she even put together little marketing packages where she would draw each actor's face for the cassettes. She even came up with "Hit Wonder" songs. Vivian laughs about her first song called "Hopscotch" which is about her observations on a playground where a a girl crushes on a boy.
"Find your voice"
Vivian went to FAU for pre-med before she realized that she even though she is from the "typical Asian family", that she did not want to be a doctor or a lawyer - even though she would have loved to save the world in that sense. So she decided to pursue a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and in Marketing. Vivian was able to apply all the experience she had gained in high school to her studies. In addition, as a natural born leader, she began excelling at workshops where she had to speak in front of and engage with groups of people.
A PEEK INTO VIVIAN VO'S PROJECTS
As her career developed Vivian realized she has an amazing eye for identifying talent. Her vision for the Creative Circus was to have a team of players, each with their own skills, gifts and talents that would help transform any company by utilizing the collective magic.
Pursue Your Passion
"Creating Magic Beyond the Lens"
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STAY MAGICAL ...
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An interview with Ibana VillaSenor, owner of hair holistic
Hair Holistic is an all-natural hair salon where the air feels pure and makes you feel very relaxed. Located in the downtown area of Boca Raton, a walk from the Atlantic Ocean, you get the feeling of being grounded when you walk in. Everyone feels welcome here. The live plants keep the air clean and there is such a beautiful sense of peace. It boasts an open bar where all the mixology takes place. Ibana likes to mix her products in front of her clients, to make them feel involved. There is also a fume extractor, an ozone machine and the lights are full spectrum lights. Here, they offer sacred geometry hairstyles – that suit the shape of your face. This is a place where the perfect haircut incorporates physics to adapt to the physiognomic structure of the client’s face. At Hair Holistic, hair styling is an art that uses all the senses to produce a perfect product.
Ibana began her journey in the hair styling industry as a young fourteen-year-old. Born in Colombia and raised as young child in Argentina, her family travelled a lot between the two countries. Because her father was traveling frequently, she was not able to finish high school and he decided that she has to make a living. From a family of five girls not including her mother, going to the hair salon was a big expense. So her father took her to beauty school to become a hair stylist. At first, she had no interest in styling hair, but she thought it might be an opportunity for her to become involved in modeling. She soon found out that that wasn’t the case.
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Here is a look into Hair Holistic.
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She then worked for a French hairstylist who owned a high-end salon. When she first began working for him, she hated him because he ran his company almost in a militant manner. As time passed, they established more of a mentor-student relationship. She worked for him for four to five years, where she developed her confidence and prepared her for a managerial position for the company’s second location in a mall in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Ibana went through some personal life changes and she ended up moving to Buenos Aires. She worked for a 24-hour hair salon for a few years. They catered to doctors, nurses, accountants and such.
She became a licensed hair stylist and started to target Boca Raton. Young, talented and thirsty, she eventually landed a job on commission only in a high-end salon where she was receiving $100 a week. Thankfully with her husband’s support, she was able to gain experience and build her clientele. Patience was definitely a virtue that Ibana developed. About four or five months later the hair salon’s partnership fell apart and Ibana was able to keep her clientele. Hair Holistic began to grow and take root. She moved on to another hair salon for about five years and then had her daughter.
As an intuitive business owner she saw the necessity for a more natural and holistic approach and made it her mission to find solutions. Ibana also had learned that in business, you have one opportunity to impress your customer. First impressions are everything. If the client is not fully satisfied with the product, you’re done. After intensive training with Mehndi.com, her dedication to finding methods that work and experimenting on her clients, Henna became an essential ingredient in her products. At that time she was one of the few hair stylists using Henna products so people would travel from afar to come see her. This was a breakthrough for her holistic business because she was dominating the market. All her products are eco-friendly and all-natural so there are less occurrences of allergic sensitivities.
What sets Ibana apart from other business owners is that she is open, honest and always professional in her dealings. Initial consultations are very important because as a good listener, hearing the client is necessary in order to know how to help them. She focuses on building a relationship with the client and develops a strong level of trust. She continues to educate herself about her area of expertise and is always adding that knowledge to her profession. If she thinks that a client wouldn’t benefit (health-wise) from a product, she will encourage them to use alternate styling methods. She keeps herself updated on science trends. She involves her clients in figuring out the best method that suits them and brings out their beauty. To her it’s more than hair. It’s a journey that she and the client embark on to improve their appearance and accentuate their best features. Her philosophy is ‘Health and beauty go together’ and she avails herself as the tool her clients use to better themselves. Ibana referred to herself as a “boo boo healer”, because clients come in with distressed hair and other issues beyond just beauty. Ibana even began learning about scalp analysis and trichology – the study of the scalp and hair. She invests in new equipment with the help of our clients, whom she refers to her investors.
Some of the challenges Ibana faced as a business owner for the first two years were definitely hurdles that to be overcome. Nobody prepares you for the hidden operational costs and other issues that come with opening a new business. However, she kept focused and continued to build her business despite the challenges. She shares, “as with everything in life, there is expansion and contraction. The trick is to learn how to navigate all that.” Now five years after opening, Hair Holistic has become its own organism that attracts a steady flow of new clientele as well as sustaining a home-like environment to its current patrons.
Short term goals? Ibana is entertaining the idea of franchising Hair Holistic. This is an awesome opportunity for financial investing. She is targeting smaller hair salons that are more “green” oriented. Sometimes it is hard to find people who believe in being green or eco-friendly. Hair salons in Miami seem to be more inclined; so she would probably expand beginning there first. She is looking to partner with individuals who are like minded, passionate about being eco-friendly and are also willing to learn. One of the philosophies that is highly encouraged at Hair Holistic is using five senses to create momentum. Psychological studies show that these are the things that create a positive memory in a client’s brain and keeps bringing them back. She wants to use all her experiences and expertise for the greater good.
If you would like to visit Ibana at Hair Holistic you can find her at:
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