A new full-service salon officially opened its doors in Everett on Wednesday, July 8.
The Mirage Salon – located at 572 Broadway in Everett, features a contemporary atmosphere where patrons can receive blowouts, hair coloring, waxing, nail services and other health, beauty and personal care services.
At just 23 years old, the owner Juliana Granado, officially took over ownership during Phase 1 of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan that allowed hair salons to reopen. Despite being in the midst of an economic downfall where small businesses across the country are struggling, it didn’t deter Granado from opening her business.
“I believe in this motto: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be done, you just have to do it and perfect it along the way.” Granado said. “A lot of kids think they have to meet a certain criteria and that prevents them from getting started.”
Granado began doing hair at the age of 14 in Brazil, where she had a plethora of high-profile clients before she moved to America in February 2019. Prior to owning her own business, she worked at a hair salon on Ferry Street.
During the official grand opening, Communications Director, Deanna Deveney presented Granado with a citation from Mayor Carlo DeMaria.
“I was humbled and welcomed,” Granado said. “It’s tough to be in business these days, but receiving the support of the mayor shows that you have people behind you and the city has your back.”
Granado says she started her business in Everett because the diverse backgrounds in the City of Everett give her the opportunity to reach many different cultures. She also added, she wanted to be a part of the growing successful businesses in the city.
Granado and her husband, Valdir Jr.’s are also members of the Universal church in Everett, where they lead a youth power group, working with hundreds of kids throughout the city. Appointments for the newly opened hair salon can be booked.