By Submitted Story on November 27, 2019
Shop Small Saturday, designed to build support for smaller locally owned businesses, happens this Saturday, Nov. 30. This is important for local Outer Banks businesses – highlighted are four small businesses on the Outer Banks, with their thoughts about what this day means to them.
Hairoics has been locally owned and operated by Jim and Sandy Williams. They’ve been styling hair and helping their clients feel beautiful since 1990. Hairoics offers its customers the best in hair salon, spa treatments, manicures, pedicures, facials and more. It also provides the best in hair and facial products, such as bare minerals.
Jim and Sandy have given back to the Outer Banks Community through a wide variety of non-profit organizations ranging from the Surfrider Foundation to the All Saints Church to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, just to mention a few.
To Jim, Sandy and the staff at Hairoics, “Community supporting community is what it is all about.” Beauty products and gift certificates will make an excellent present for those on your gift-giving list from Hairoics. You can find Hairoics at 1314 S. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills.
Owner, Stacey Koplen Falciano operates a local thrift and consignment store showcasing multiple local artist with their talents of vintage décor, pet products, jewelry and more.
Stacey invites everyone to join them for an Annual Holiday Open House on Nov. 29 and November 30 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. For Stacey, “Small Shopping Saturday isn’t just one day a year – it’s every day all year long. Keeping your shopping experience friendly, warm and more personalized is what it is all about.”
Located at 2910 South Croatan Hwy in Nags Head, the Central Square Mall is known locally as the “antiques mall” housing several antique and vintage stores, Encore Décor and New 2 U, where you’re sure to find a gem. It’s also home to Reflections Hair Salon, weddingwire.com brags that Brandi is a “great owner who aims to please her clients.”
The Sun Shack
Sun Shack Owners, Christi and Kent Rauscher, have provided beautiful tans and clothing since 1999 – nestled in the Seagate North Shopping Center at MP 5.5 in Kill Devil Hills.
Sun Shack provides more than just tanning. You can find clothing, jewelry pieces, handbags and shoes for the lady in your life that you will not be able to find anywhere else. “Attention to detail and customer service to keep our shoppers happy is what is important to us and is what keeps us apart from the larger stores.”
Seagate North Shopping Center will have numerous locally owned and operated stores waiting for everyone on Shop Small Saturday with a festive feel to get everyone ready for the holiday season.
As an owner of a small business for 31 years, Cloud Nine in Nags Head, Ginny Flowers knows that locally owned small businesses hold the fiber of the community together.
“When people shop locally owned small businesses, they are keeping their dollars in the community. They are supporting and encouraging the people in their own hometowns,” said Ginny. “My small business sells beads and jewelry supplies to several of the local jewelry makers, I have one year-round employee, I pay rent to local landlords, pay taxes to Dare County and Nags Head. I buy supplies to keep my business going from other locally owned businesses…When you spend your dollars in locally owned small businesses, your money is like a pebble thrown in a pond that sends ripples across the entire community.”
You can find Ginny just in time for the holidays, create something beautiful yourself using stones, beads and locally found beach glass. Ginny also offers classes on jewelry making that is fun for the entire family. Cloud Nine is located in the Pirates Quay Shopping Center, 3022 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head.