Hiwot Aberra is a talented hair designer. She has been in the business for 6 year, a veteran of the beautician industries and the President of First Impression, LLC Inc. located in the heart of Washington DC. In an industry that is highly competitive and constantly changing, Hiwot manages to withstand the test of time, evolving as any professional should to a level of perfection that is admired by her peers. She does all types of hair design for clients having diverse hair types and styling needs.
Hiwot has truly amazing survival instincts. She'll tell you, "I can do anything." As she spends more than 10 hours a day for five days in a week in her beauty salon, Salon Revive, located at DC's North Western side. Her store has been located at 1938 9th Street, NW Washington DC for nearly three years now and has gained unprecedented success for its quality and services. Mrs. Hiwot has six hair stylist stations, six dryer stations, and three shampoo bowl stations. She provides styling serves like: shampoo, cut, set and blow dry and as well as styling. She also does chemical processing like: highlights/foils, colors, relaxing, perms and conditioning.
Salon Revive is also an AVEDA Concept Salon. AVEDA is committed to safe products that are socially and environmentally advanced.
Hiwot has always had a passion for health and beauty that motivates her to stay abreast with the latest trends and techniques of the industry. She has studied at Potomac Academy of Hair Designer at Falls Church Virginia and was awarded a certificate. Moreover, she completed 500 hours of service with Dudley Hair Care and acquired a license to manage and instruct for her own business.
Before applying for a business loan with ECDC Enterprise Development Group, she approached banks to get access to capital but was not encouraged to apply because her business was start-up and had no sales history. With the help of EDG's loan she was able to buy her partner's share and fully own the business.
Hiwot is an example of the endless opportunities that can be attained with a fabulous attitude, the warmth of her spirit and her cheerful behavior, and hard work.