Amanda Fitzpatrick is a wife, mama, salon entrepreneur, and a skincare business owner. She’s also adding rebranded salon owner and building rehabber to her resume after launching (and soon-to-open) Haven Modern Hair Studio.
“Simply put, Haven Modern Hair Studio is not only our haven, but yours as well,” she says. “It’s the place that you can go to at any time to get away and truly relax. Know what while you are in our home, you are our guest, in every sense of the word. Whatever you say is safe within these walls, and when you leave, you’ll feel like family.”
Fitzpatrick says she was inspired to launch Haven 10 years ago when she was operating under a different business name but wanted to try a few different salon scenarios.
“Being completely transparent, being afraid of failure subconsciously had me playing small,” she recalls. “Always renting space, never fully standing up for myself or the business like I should have.”
Then, an opportunity landed in her lap nearly four years ago that she couldn’t pass up. And the rest is history. In that time, Fitzpatrick says one of the best parts has been the personal development. “I woke up one day and realized that I was the only thing holding me back,” she says. “That you have to fail forward. And that we weren’t failing – all of the struggles of the past 10 years to get it right had actually led us right to this amazing property with a truly amazing group of women.”
Alongside Fitzpatrick at the salon is Ryan Fultz, whom she met in hair school 12 years ago. The duo has forged a friendship unlike any other. “While we saw all of our personal dreams coming true, we knew that while our current location was doing great, something just didn’t feel right,” she says.
Now, the new salon will be located at 4796 Ridge Road in Oakley, between Ibsen and 71 South. “We’re so excited to bring this property back to life,” says Fitzpatrick. “And we’ve gained some awesome new neighbors.”
Fitzpatrick says the goal is to be in the building by January 2019, after finishing demo and renovations. The salon will be strictly hair. “I’d rather be a master at something than a jack of all trades,” she says. “Hair is what we live and love, it’s what we know. And we soon realized that we needed to get back to the basics – that was where our hearts were.”
Haven will offer everything from cuts and color to keratin treatments and extensions.
To learn more about Haven Modern Hair Studio, visit them on Instagram and Facebook. “We are so ridiculously excited to open the doors come 2019 and unveil our true passion project and what we have been working so hard on,” she adds. “All of us are so excited to have you as guests.”