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Meet Kellyn Anderson of Bow & Arrow in North End

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kellyn Anderson.

Bow & Arrow is a collective created on the concept that beauty is more than skin deep. Founded by Kellyn and Jill Miller, sisters-in-law, and friends, they wanted to bring something different to the beauty industry.

The salon opened in May 2014 in the North End of Boston after Kellyn and Jill worked in the neighborhood for 16 years collectively. The salon believes in paying it forward, giving back to the community, and empowering and inspiring women.

Bow & Arrow was created to welcome clients into their salon like we would welcome a guest into our house. The salon is a comfortable setting where good relationships are built, conversations are meaningful, and creativity flows.

They believe that good energy is like a magnet and they surround themselves with positive energy; thoughts, feelings, and vibrations. They are happy to have a salon that attracts a clientele that is happy, inspired, positive as well as like-minded team members.

Four years later, they are happy to say their salon beliefs, vision, and dreams have become a reality and Bow & Arrow is unlike any other salon they have been.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road of ownership is not a smooth road nor is it a road for the faint of heart. We have learned many lessons and we will continue to do so. Each year has taught us something new and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the struggles.

We have had financial struggles, team struggles, retail space struggles, and so much more. We feel grateful to have each other as business partners to lean on during the hard times and celebrate together during the good times. Partnerships are not always right for everyone, but we couldn’t imagine doing it any other way.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Bow & Arrow – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Bow & Arrow is a collective of beauty services. Our salon specializes in custom hair color, balayage, creative color, and blonding. We are known for our good energy and collaborative team environment. Our spa is known for fast and painless waxing, facials and non-toxic skincare options, as well as energy work.

We are most proud of our team of employees that give an exceptional experience to every single client that walks in the door, welcoming them with open arms like they are already part of the family. There is no room for competition at our salon and every client is happy seeing any of our team members because they receive a consistent experience and service.

We are set apart with the high quality of on-trend work that our passionate team delivers every day. Our salon staff is always taking advanced education to better themselves. Kellyn is also a hair color educator in the industry and travels around to teach other stylists in the area as well as the country. She teaches and specializes in current trends such as balayage, vivids, and creative hair color. We love what we do at Bow & Arrow and our good energy is contagious.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We just expanded our small space from 2 salon chairs to 4 salon chairs with a spa room. We are happy to have four years under our belt and the growth that we have experienced is what we had planned on. We are looking forward to living in our new salon and maximizing the space.

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Katie Salerno

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