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Adrianne has loved working with hair since high school, when she would spend hours coloring her hair with her best friend. Her father encouraged her to pursue her passion and start her own business. In 2008, she opened The Lab A Salon with a group of her hairstylist friends in the redeveloped, urban-chic neighborhood of North Park in San Diego. Adrianne envisioned a clean, simple and elegant salon offering a relaxing environment while still communicating a modern, trendy vibe.

Since opening, The Lab has grown into a bustling business. Adrianne has a team of 18 employees and contractors working at her shop and it continues to grow. Her innovative team can create your ideal style by providing experienced advice, as well as executing haircut and color services that range from classic and beautiful to edgy and contemporary.

Adrianne is taking out a $10,000 Kiva loan to perform much needed upgrades to her salon. Lighting has been a constant issue in her shop, as clients have a hard time seeing the outcome of their stylist’s hard work. This loan will be used towards installing new lights as well as upgrading the front desk and other equipment.

With her business thriving, Adrianne hopes to soon open a second location and pass on what her father gave her by encouraging other young stylists to open their own businesses.

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 18
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,463,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $10,000 helped Adrianne to install new lights, upgrade the front desk and purchase new equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015