Atlantic Canada’s Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa
Providing consistent and exemplary customer service — a holistic spa experience to enhance your well-being and personal image in Halifax, Dartmouth and Truro.
Peter Lawson, owner and creative director of Life SalonSpa is no stranger to the industry. Growing up in a family-owned salon, he quickly realized the hidden power and depth of the beauty industry, which inspired him to create balance in his personal life. Working hard at living his dreams, Peter trained to become a world-class athlete, and holds the Canadian record for indoor and outdoor 400m (M40) sprint. “I was inspired by my mother’s entrepreneurial spirit and realized the potential for growth,” he says.
Grueling training schedules at international locales, along with trying to maintain a vigorous working schedule and personal life, made him realize the importance of balance and well-being. Peter decided to look beneath the surface of the industry and decided that connecting personal health and wellness with the world of beauty truly inspired him. Striving for beauty, excellence and well-being, Peter created the concept for Life SalonSpa.
The initially accepted business model in 1998 was modeled after a hierarchy with the CEO at the top and employees at the bottom. From this, Peter determined that a circle better represented the balance of a healthy corporate structure. With this in mind, he came up with the concept for Life’s logo, brand, and the philosophy behind Life SalonSpa’s award-winning business practices.
Peter’s passion for Life inspired him to be a part of something bigger. Aveda was the perfect match. “My journey and relationship with Aveda began at the Aveda congress festival in 1996,” he says. “The incredible focus and integrity of Aveda and its founder Horst Rechelbacher compelled me to join the network, and I opened my first concept salon soon after. Aveda’s world-renowned educational facilities have given me the tools to become a leader in colour education. Opening the two Aveda Lifestyle locations allowed me to connect the Life SalonSpa experience with the people of HRM.”
Peter strived to create a business atmosphere composed of like-minded individuals who embodied the spirit and mission statement of Life, which is to provide refuge from the chaos of the world. With passion and excellence they will take you on a journey to connect with wellness and define your individuality. At Life Salon Spa, be in harmony and experience your dream.