Amanda’s Salon & Boutique
Offering creative and customized haircare using Davines products and colours.

802 Prince Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
(902) 956-2053

Amanda Perrin has been a hairstylist for 20 years. She attended training courses across North America, including classes in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax, before opening her own salon in 2017. Amanda’s Salon and Boutique is a beautiful, comfortable space in Downtown Truro where clients come to feel relaxed while Amanda solves their hair challenges.

“I love making people happy,” says Amanda. “I’m a problem-solver and a people pleaser. When someone comes in with a hair problem and they can’t get the cut or colour they’ve been looking for, that’s what I really like, troubleshooting those types of things.”

Amanda’s from Truro and has spent her whole career working in the hair industry in town. She has a loyal client base, including professional women who stop in over the lunch hour, young men, children, and people from every walk of life.

“I love being downtown,” she says. “My clients love the location. I have people who come from out of town that will make a whole day of it. They’ll get their hair done, do some shopping, and eat a meal before they go home. It’s great seeing people enjoying our town and all it has to offer.”

Amanda has always loved doing hair, ever since she was a child. She would practice on her family and friends when she was younger, but after graduating high school, she felt pressured to attend university.

“So I did that for two years,” she says, “and I just knew I still really wanted to do hair. So I went to hair school for a year, and once I stepped into a salon, that was it. I’ve never looked back.”

Amanda Perrin

Amanda Perrin, owner of Amanda’s Salon and Boutique in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Amanda’s Salon & Boutique carries a unique line of high-end haircare products from Davines, an Italian brand that focuses on producing sustainable products that work wonders on all types of hair. Davines is a Certified B Corporation, which means they balance purpose and profit, considering the impact their decisions have on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

She did a lot of training when she signed up to carry the Davines line of products in her salon, and she’s still taking courses virtually during the pandemic to ensure her skills and knowledge stay current.

“One of the things I like about Davines is that I was looking for a high-quality product, which it is, but it’s also unique in the market. Not a lot of people on the East Coast have heard of it, and I love introducing my clients to products that really help their hair.” Davines is organic, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly.

Amanda also carries a line of makeup in the boutique.

One of the things Amanda enjoys the most about owning her own business is the ability to have a flexible schedule. Because she books her own appointments, she’s able to work around the schedules of her two children, a 15-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son, who are a huge part of her life and who she is. She’s able to work as little or as much as she wants while keeping a sense of balance and spending time with her family.

Owning a business can come with challenges. “There’s always something to do and something to think about,” Amanda explains. “There’s appointments, cleaning, admin work, marketing, spending time with clients – but I love it!”

Amanda’s advice for entrepreneurs considering opening a business in Truro is to stick with it.

“I’ve seen lots of businesses open and not stay with it,” she explains. “I know it’s hard, but if you can do it, stick with it for at least 5 years. If you have a unique product to offer or a service that you’re great at, you have to give it time to grow. I look at it almost like earning a university degree. You work hard and go to school for several years and put in all that effort, and you come out on the other side of it with a great career.”

Amanda Salon

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DEDE

Delicate daily products for all hair types. DEDE shampoo lathers into a soft foam, formulated to gently cleanse the hair making it light and shiny, followed by DEDE conditioner to untangle and make hair light and soft without weighing it down. DEDE hair mist moisturizes and remineralizes and is ideal for frequent use.

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NOUNOU

Nourishing products for highly-processed, damaged hair. These products are ideal for bleached, permed or relaxed hair. The rich formula gently cleanses treated hair, giving it deep nourishment and hydration while restoring its natural softness. The NOUNOU conditioner makes hair easy to untangle without weighing it down.

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LOVE

Smoothing products for coarse, frizzy or unruly hair. LOVE shampoo formula is characterized by a soft, creamy foam designed to gently cleanse frizzy hair, making it smooth. The hair smoother is a leave-on cream that moisturizes in an invisible way, making your hair soft, easy to comb and shiny.

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LOVE CURL

Curl-enhancing and moisturizing products for curly or wavy hair. LOVE CURL elasticizing and controlling shampoo is for wavy or curly hair. The curl mask has extra nourishing and conditioning power that gives remarkable softness and hydration for very thick and unruly hair.

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VOLU

Volume-enhancing products for fine or limp hair. VOLU shampoo gently cleanses the hair, making it soft and light with a lasting boost of body and volume. VOLU hair mist is a leave-on primer for all types of hair requiring a boost of volume that leaves hair soft and shiny.

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SOLU

Clarifying products for normal to heavily-styled hair. SOLU scrub shampoo with sea salt refreshed the scalp and removes impurities, product residues and polluting particles. It gives texture to the hair and keeps it clean and light for longer. Winner: Best Clarifying Treatment 2020, Women’s Health.

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MOMO

Moisturizing hair essentials for dry or dehydrated hair. MOMO shampoo is light with a gel texture, characterized by a creamy foam. It is designed to gently cleanse dry or dehydrated hair. MOMO Hair Potion is a universal moisturizing cream for dry or dehydrated hair.

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MELU

Anti-breakage products for long or damaged hair. MELU shampoo provides elasticity for long hair, leaving it shiny and silky. MELU conditioner moisturizes the hair, nourishes the ends and prevents breakage. The light formula makes the hair smooth and soft without weighing it down.

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MINU

Illuminating and protective products for coloured hair. MINU shampoo is specifically made for hair that’s been coloured. Its formula is characterized by a rich and full-bodied foam, gently cleansing the hair and protecting the colour, keeping it shiny for longer.

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