Hanna Design

Hana is a veteran; she started her salon in 1983. Today Denver-based Hana Designs is three enterprises in one, a wig boutique, an Aveda spa and a non-profit foundation called Hana’s Hope. But this successful venture that bears her name wasn’t part of Hana’s original intention.“It was divine intervention that led me here,” she says.Then another devastating blow. Hana, herself, was diagnosed with breast cancer. “That’s why I created Hana’s Hope. It was an opportunity for me to give back.” She started taking wig donations, and today Hana’s Hope provides people suffering from hair loss for any number of medical conditions with access to wigs and hair options to help them regain the confidence necessary to begin the emotional healing that’s needed to help overcome illness.Hana’s call to help people heal didn’t stop there. She opened her Aveda Spa because she wanted to also provide her customers with holistic, non-toxic skin and hair care options.“I believe my business thrives because I am passionate about what I do,” says Hana. And, she has some advice to other entrepreneurs too.