Grotto Hair Studio is a leader in the hair industry and believes the client is of the utmost importance. Our entire team of Stylists along with our Salon Support Team are committed to giving client’s the best experience possible by meeting each client’s individual hair needs with skill and expertise.


19 York St, Stratford, ON N5A 1A1

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“This grant saved our business!  In a time when everything is uncertain and constantly changing, this money allowed us to adapt to the changes quickly and expand our salon’s physical space to ensure safe distancing practices for our clients and staff.  Every penny has helped and I’m eternally grateful for the support, both financially and professionally investStratford has provided in these unprecedented times!”

Jillian Chambers, Owner & Operator

Project Summary

This investment has supported the expansion of our salon space to ensure the proper physical distancing measures can be maintained for client and staff safety, while enjoying our services.  The salon expanded to the second floor of our building which includes additional chairs, washing stations and a luxury boutique to enhance our customer’s shopping experience and increase salon revenues.

Key Impacts

• Additional space allowed the salon to keep all stylists employed, otherwise because of physical distancing rules half the stylists would have been laid off.

• Luxury boutique space combined with new online sales platforms diversified income generating opportunities for the salon’s bottom line.

• Second floor expansion gained us an additional storefront entrance on the main street of Stratford, increasing visibility to tourists, resulting in increased traffic.

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