Meet Emilie Rose, Founder of Treasure Box and #GIRLBOSS behind Le Manoir.
Le Manoir is a "one stop beauty shop" located at 15 rue St Catherine E.
I had the pleasure of meeting Emilie at A New Woman Today conference that was held in Montreal on February 20. Emilie distinguishes herself for not only being a self-made entrepreneur, but for being SO young doing it too. Here's the story of the woman behind the spa that does it all.
Born in Montreal, Emilie spent her early adult years traveling the world as a surfer. "I had a passion for the 'image' - I did a bit of movies, modelled for Roxy, enjoyed myself being wild and free."
From the coast of Costa Rica to the Southern of France, Emilie had the chance to work with different surfers, and lived in California before she decided it was time to get serious and came back home for the hustle. At the age of 20, she went back to school, and obtained a degree in Business Administration. She worked various jobs to save money and at the age of 22 years old, opened her own beauty spa, Le Manoir.
Why did you decide to open a beauty store for women?
I've always had an interest in aesthetic and beauty. I'm a very manual and social person, [therefor] it was the perfect combination. I also love fashion, from the time I spent in L.A, I developed this minimalistic way of living. Getting inspired by L.A/Fashion week, I wanted to include the trendiest styles in my store. That's how Le Manoir was born. it is combination of everything I love; hair, aesthetic, and fashion, all under one roof.
What is the concept behind 'Le Manoir'?
Beauty is something thats fun and doesn't need to become a job. That is the concept behind Le Manoir. I tried to create a place that's fun and that has everything you need. It's a "one stop beauty shop".
What differentiates you from other beauty spas?
We take aesthetic very seriously. [Unlike other spas] we don't do fake nails, and we only use bio-sculpture gel which is the only gel that fortifies the natural nail. Nails is the core of our business. Le Manoir and the girls here are always thinking of the "next level", we are in competition with ourselves and always try to improve to be better and do better.
What advice can you give young women entrepreneur?
Just start. Because as soon as you're going to start, you're going to learn. people wait too long for "something" to push them. There's no manual for being an entrepreneur, you just feel it inside you. You'll learn as you go along.
You [also] need to be passionate about what you do. If you love what you do, you will do it for days without money. Everything is possible. You can create your own magic. If you really want something, go get it.
What are your future plans for Le Manoir?
Treasure Box, our jewelry line has become a huge thing. We are working on the next collection and our retail line "Shop Manoir" which you can get directly on our website.
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For all your beauty and fashion needs, come check out Le Manoir open every day (except Sundays) from 10 am - 8 pm.