Rath Flores has created a salon to help others feel good through the world of beauty.

As founder of Serendipity Salon and Spa, Flores loves cultivating a space where her clients can connect with others while getting pampered themselves.

“I just love hearing and seeing our guests being able to connect with their neighbours while processing hair colour, or mother and daughters coming in for a girl’s day, or dads and their kids spending quality time together,” says Flores.

“I want people to feel welcome, feel safe and have the opportunity to be free from distractions from their world.”

In the three years her salon has been open, Flores has encouraged her employees to get into the community, volunteering for local bottle drives and fundraising for charity.

Flores also works with companies to help recycle daily wastes like hair, foils, coffee pods and even wax strips. She has collaborated with Canadian hair companies to donate money to help young girls in Africa go to school.

Nominator Heather Obery says Flores is an incredible friend, mama, community member and, above all, entrepreneur.

“Rath has created a beautiful salon and spa experience in Airdrie that is inclusive of all people whether it’s an employee or a client,” says Obery.

“Her business model is made up of blood, sweat and tears, but everything she does is through heart.”