We had the good fortune of connecting with Faith Ganda and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Faith, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting Ganvas Beauty, we wanted to create a name for ourselves within the hair and beauty industry. Our goal was to make sure that we were helping women to look and feel their best. Entering the hair business, an ‘oversaturated market’, we had to think about how we were going to set ourselves apart. We have been able to do that by offering hair colouring services, a unique and customized experience for our clients and by offering services that are accessible to clients both locally and internationally.

Our goal was to provide our clients with the service and experience we felt lacked in the hair industry. We also wanted to ensure we were creating our legacy but empowering and teaching other women along the way.

What should our readers know about your business?
Our proudest accomplishment has been the fact that we launched our business during the pandemic and we were able to gain clients in Canada, U.S, Switzerland and the U.K. We also launched over 12 products outside of our wigs for our clients to purchase. This includes wig bags, melt bands, lace glue, remover, wig dryer, microwaveable heat cap and more. We are excited for the growth and expansion that’s to come.

Starting a business is definitely NOT easy because you wear so many different hats. You are the creative director, the marketing team, developer, customer service rep… you name it and all business owners have done all at some point or another. It is also difficult to find a work life balance as a new business owner because you often end up being consumed by the business. The hardest part for us was getting our name out as a new business owners in an oversaturated and competitive market. But overall the journey has been beautiful. We have built something for ourselves, met so many amazing new people and acquired new skills. While the journey has not been easy, I can confidently say it has been worth it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My 7 day itinerary for my best friend and I in Toronto would be:

Day 1: Enjoy some drinks and sun at Cabana pool bar, eat dinner at Copa Cabana ( a Brazilian Steakhouse) and finish off the day at Lavelle to enjoy the view of the CN tower.

Day 2: Day at Lakeshore for a bike ride, kayaking, grab some eats at some restaurants around Lakeshore as we enjoy a very relaxing day and finish off the night at Medieval Times for a unique dining and entertaining experience.

Day 3/4: Niagara Falls getaway to enjoy the falls, play at some of the arcades and enjoy some wineries by Niagara on the lake. Some wineries I would recommend would be Peller Estates and Trius Winery.

Day 5: Pass by Hamilton, Ontario to hike and enjoy some waterfalls ( Albion Falls and Sherman falls), have some drinks by the beach at Barangas Beach Club and try some local foods as Hamilton is known for great family owned restaurants.

Day 6: African Lion Safari to see some exotic animals.

Day 7: Enjoy dinner at Toronto Beach Club and finish the night visit some of our favourite bars and lounges along King Street West (Toronto).

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Lohifa, @lodidthat thank you for clapping for us and for others. It’s not often you find friendship and mentorship from people in similar industries. But Lohifa has done both for us flawlessly. Thank you queen!

Website: www.ganvasbeauty.com

Instagram: @ganvasbeauty

Facebook: Ganvas Beauty

Other: Email: ganvasbeauty@gmail.com

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