Studio LaSalle

Shirley was a complete advocate for our business. She went above and beyond what was expected, fighting for us and communicating with different departments to get everyone on the same level. She kept us informed throughout the process and was available any time we needed her. Without people like Shirley, corporations don’t work as smoothly as they should. She was absolutely amazing! 110%, no question at all, we would recommend Shirley and Dogwood State Bank. They bent over backwards to help us get this loan done – more than other banks would have.

Client Profile

Studio LaSalle is a high-end salon and spa, offering a full suite of men’s and women’s services, including haircare, a nail bar, massages, facials, waxing, eyelash services, and other aesthetic services. The salon is located on Denton, Texas’ town square, providing a modern retreat where clients can socialize, enjoy drinks, and shop the store’s boutique in the salon’s open concept. Studio LaSalle will partner with local restaurants to offer a small menu for clients to order from during their appointment, as well as a fully stocked coffee bar. Additionally, the salon plans to host monthly events, including holiday shopping events and Botox and Filler nights. Studio LaSalle’s open concept offers the perfect location for individuals seeking a new local salon, as well as for larger groups like bridal parties, who can enjoy the outdoor patio space in between services, as well as the on-site photographer.

Loan Profile

Business owner Katherine Attaway brings over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry to this venture. She has worked behind the chair, at numerous fashion shows and brand photo shoots, as well as done hair and makeup for TV and music videos. Having dreamed for many years of starting a salon of her own, Katherine and her husband, Paul, decided to pursue a startup. In their search for financing, they discovered a unique route to financing in the SBA Program, which provided an opportunity they had not been able to find through conventional loan options. They were referred to Business Lending Specialist, Shirley Polanco, who walked them through every step of the SBA process, successfully securing an SBA 7(a) Loan for the construction, equipment, and working capital. Ultimately, the SBA Program allowed the Attaway’s to jumpstart the business, starting out with the location, equipment, and capital needed to house their full suite of services under one roof.

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