Edison mayor Antoinette Ricigliano (left) helps Fund client Patricia Moreno cut the ribbon on her new salon — Morgan’s Hair Mastery — during its grand-opening ceremony on Feb. 7th.
When Patricia Moreno enrolled in an Intersect Fund business training class almost three years ago, she’d been working as a hairdresser for others and looking forward to start a business of her own.
This month, the grand-opening of Morgan’s Hair Mastery marked the realization of Moreno’s dream.
Moreno moved slowly but surely toward her goal. She initially sought to pursue a partnership that eventually dissolved, and she registered the current iteration of her business in the spring of 2011.
She continued doing hair on a commission basis as she hatched plans for striking out on her own. Last summer, she found a suitable space in Edison and received an Intersect Fund loan to help fix it up.
Then, on February 7th — Moreno’s birthday — the business hosted its grand-opening. Moreno’s salon — Morgan’s Hair Mastery — is located at 246 Plainfield Avenue in Edison, N.J.