Meet Pascale, owner of the V&O Salon (@vandosalon) in the St-Henri hood in Montreal. Today’s #HUMANSOFILUK is one of our first partners in #mtl and she holds a special place in our heart. V&O is one of the only ALL vegan and ALL toxic-free and cruelty-free salons in Montreal.
She’s another #inspo for all of us: she took the leap of faith to follow her dream and opened a beauty salon that matched her vegan lifestyle without any entrepreneurship experience. Good thing she did, she’s rocking it! They carry the best natural products and continuously educate us about good practices.
What’s the thing you’re missing the most during lockdown?
I am someone that has always enjoyed my “me time” and I still think that we all need to set aside time for ourselves to relax, recharge and be happy alone. However, I underestimated how much I would miss spending time with my family, friends, my staff and clients. So what I miss the most is human interaction.
What makes your salon unique?
My salon is based on my values and ethics. I believe that animals have as much rights to be respected, valued and treated with kindness and dignity as we do. This is the reason that I am vegan. All the products at V&O are vegan and not tested on animals. I am also a strong believer in using natural and non-toxic products for our health and well-being as well as the well-being of our planet. Therefore, all our products are ethically sourced and non-toxic.
What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
Opening up my salon 3 years ago by myself with no background in business. I had wanted to open a vegan salon for many years and each time I got close to taking the plunge, I would start questioning myself;I have no business background, what am I thinking thinking I can do this all by myself, what if it fails etc. Until I decided I had to take the risk and “just go for it”.
Thank you Pascale for you amazing answers!
Stay tuned for our next Q&A to learn more about who are the humans behind the best salons and barbershops of Montreal and Toronto!
The ILUK Team 😉