Verde Salon is a women-owned, zero-waste, certified sustainable hair salon located in Braintree, MA. Responsible beauty defines everything they do and that includes a deep commitment to choosing products and practices that reduce their carbon footprint. We talked to Verde’s owners and co-founders Ashley and Deanna about their business journey and their experience as a South Shore Bank client.
“Since we opened our salon in 2012, we have enjoyed working with South Shore Bank,” said Ashley. “Choosing a local bank was essential to us. When we began looking for a building in 2018 and started with our pre-approval, we were always made to feel we were valuable. Heather Wilson, our Commercial Banking Relationship Manager - she took the time to educate us on commercial property mortgages.”
At South Shore Bank, we believe that by working together to create an environment of respect and trust, we are building relationships that benefit all of us. Working with Verde Salon confirmed the importance of relationships. Ashley shared that “being women in business, we have experienced challenges where we have had to prove our merit as entrepreneurs. At South Shore Bank, we are always treated with respect. We could feel confident our business was a priority.”
Deanna added, “Once we found our dream property, we reached back out to Heather, and she was an advocate for our small business from that moment on. She truly went above and beyond to help facilitate our mortgage, including helping us apply for a portion through the Small Business Association (SBA). Heather worked tirelessly, and we felt as though she was one of our greatest assets and supporter the entire time. “
Deanna encourages small businesses to partner up with South Shore Bank. “We have had such a wonderful relationship with the team there. You do not get this kind of attention from any old bank. They are the best!”
In describing her vision, Ashley adds, “Deanna and I were on a mission to create a salon that was a unique and elevated experience for clients but also utilized the latest and greatest in sustainable offerings. We knew the salon atmosphere could be better than the traditional ones we had experienced so far in our careers.”
South Shore Bank shares a similar vision — we have a fresh and original perspective on the role a bank should play in our clients’ lives, and we give clients the support and tools they need to positively move forward and achieve their goals.