WHO ARE YOU?
NAME: Eva Lowisz
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Grimsby
CAREER: Owner & Operator of Salon Chain, Couture Hair Design
WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
The word ‘community’ means a sense of belonging. It’s the feeling of togetherness and safety from the people around you. It’s like-minded people that come from different places and opinions, coming together for a certain cause. It’s your neighbours and friends and your home away from home.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I try to find inspiration in everything around me. I admire young successful people and really look up to them. I always aspire to be better or learn something new. I learned from my Mother to always have an open mind. She is the biggest inspiration in my life and a little lady with a huge heart! I owe her for who I am.
WHAT WOULD YOU DEEM YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
My greatest achievement is starting and operating my own salon chain. I have two locations. Due to the fact that I operate this, I was able to help a client who had stage 4 cancer. We buzzed her hair off and took good care of her hair and appearance throughout her treatments. She survived and is now on the road to recovery.
IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
If I had super human powers I would hope to have the power of teleportation. I would travel all around the world and study different hair styles and trends and bring them back to our city.
HOW ARE YOU GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY?
My salon sponsors local sports teams. On an average, we sponsor two to three teams per year. I have also spent many hours volunteering cutting and styling hair at Trillium Hospital in Mississauga and have spent time volunteering at animal shelters.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU?
One thing that very few people know about me is that I am a huge animal lover. We have a 14-year-old dog, Ozzy, and a 6-year-old cat, Brooklyn. I find animals fascinating. I love that they all have their own little personalities. Something else others don’t know about me is that my friend and I made a video and applied to be on Amazing Race Canada.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?
My favourite movie of all time is “Two of A Kind” starring Mary Kate and Ashley Olson.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT?
I love London, England. I love the culture, the social life, the fashion and the hair.
WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION?
There are many things that bring me joy and satisfaction. My family and friends definitely bring me the greatest joy. They have all had a part of creating who I am today. It’s never a dull moment. My greatest satisfaction would be my work. As Co-owner and Hair Stylist at Couture Hair Design, Stoney Creek and Couture Rockwood, I stay very busy. It gives me the ability to change someone’s looks, view of themselves and attitude. The best feeling in the world is seeing a client looking and feeling great while knowing their hair is well taken care of. There is no other feeling like it!
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
The best advice I have been given would have to be from my mother. She always told me if something doesn’t work, do it differently and never give up on your dreams. She taught me that life is not just black and white, there are many roads you can take and it’s up to me to choose which one I want to take a chance on. It may not always be the right one, but it will get me to where I want to get to.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE ACTORS?
I love Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington.