Our “Get to Know the Business Owner” post today is Monica Van Helden from Smooth Solutions Spa & Laser Clinic.
Hi, my name is Monica Van Helden and I am the owner of Smooth Solutions Spa and Laser Clinic.
I grew up in Bramalea and moved to Acton temporarily (or so we planned) when my husband and I got married. We fell in love with this community, and it was/is a wonderful place to raise 4 children. 34 years later we are still loving it here.
My aesthetics journey began after high school when I pursued a career in hairdressing & cosmetology. Then I started a home daycare business shortly after my first son was born. After 20 years of providing child care, I realized my passions still lie in the service industry. Supporting my community and helping them feel like the best version of themselves is my calling, so I went back to school to upgrade my aesthetics and added electrolysis and laser.
I started Smooth Solutions in my home in 2007, and quickly saw the need for a local spa with high quality services and top of the line hygiene protocols. We purchased 129 Mill St E, Acton in the spring of 2009 and renovated it entirely to fit our and our clients’ needs. It’s been a beautiful 12 years of growth and changes, but this past year has been by far the most interesting. As a service industry business, we have been closed for much of the past year. Between re-building business plans and launching our online store, we have been making at-home pedicure, manicure, and facial kits. We also source Canadian companies to find unique items for our gift store, and make custom gift boxes.
We are so grateful to our amazing community for supporting us during this time. They can close our doors, but they cannot close our hearts, and this really rang true for us. We still let our dreams fly and did our very best at catering to our clients’ needs by becoming more accessible online, posting silly videos to boost moral, and donating to charities within our community. It’s even been said we have faster local delivery times than Amazon! 😉
Thanks for taking the time to read a little bit about our story. We are so excited to be back doing what we love, and look forward to seeing you in person soon!
Feel free to check out our online store on our website, and we are always adding new products. Need that perfect gift? Give us a call or drop by, we can put together a custom gift box.
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