Hadir Eskander has decades of experience cutting hair, dating back to the late 1980s in his home country of Iraq. He moved to Canada in 1994 and continued to ply his trade at salons in the Calgary area for 10 years. Realizing he was ready to be his own boss, he struck out on his own and bought Bliss Salon & Esthetics in 2004. “I decided I was getting to the age," recalls Hadir, "where if I went into business for myself and kept it running, it would be there for my future, for my retirement."
At Bliss Salon & Esthetics Hadir and his staff can treat customers to a full list of services including body wraps, manicures and pedicures, facials and tanning. However hair is Hadir’s specialty. “I love to colour hair,” he says. “It’s a challenge with each client. Hair styles can be the same, but colour is the most challenging and I like to be challenged.”