1972 | Suki Builds The Business

 

1972 focusing on the cut and creating exciting, easy to maintain hairstyles, Suki's quickly became "the must see" salon. 

 
 

Imagine yourself in 1972

The Winter Olympic Games are held in Sapporo, Japan

The Munich Olympics has a terrorist attack

Earthquakes rage in Nicaragua, Turkey and Iraq

Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000 demonstrators in US cities 

The Dow Jones closes above 1000 (for the first time in history)

Atari kicks off the video games release of PONG 

It's the beginning of the Watergate Scandal

Suki opens her first salon

Life in 1972

The average cost of new house is $27,550.00

The average income per year is $11,800.00

The Volkswagen Beetle becomes the most popular car ever sold

The Salon was quite literally built one client at a time, through client recommendations or people stopping clients on the street to compliment them on their hairstyle and ask ‘who did your hair?’
— Bill Moreland, Suki's Operations Manager
 

Photos are credited to The Background / Vancouver Project, 1972http://www.michaeldecourcy.com/background-vancouver/index.htm

 1972 Fashion | credit http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1972.html  THE COST OF FASHION: Roxanne Ladies Swimsuit $30.00, Kodak Pocket $28.00, Wrangler Jeans $12.00, Ladies Timex Watch from $30.00, Ladies Stylish, Over the Knee Boot $22.97, Ladies Deirdra Wig $20.00, Ladies Front Slit Dress $18.00

1972 Fashion | credit http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1972.html

THE COST OF FASHION: Roxanne Ladies Swimsuit $30.00, Kodak Pocket $28.00, Wrangler Jeans $12.00, Ladies Timex Watch from $30.00, Ladies Stylish, Over the Knee Boot $22.97, Ladies Deirdra Wig $20.00, Ladies Front Slit Dress $18.00

Suki quickly learned her Beverly Hills coiffures would not do in the damp Vancouver weather and adopted Vidal Sassoon’s sleek, precision cut, wash-and-wear styles to bring the London trend here. She borrowed from the bank to send all of her hairdressers to London for training with Sassoon.

The audacity came from an unrelenting “passion, tenacity and a tremendous desire to be the best,” both technically and in servicing clients.
— Jenny Lee, VANCOUVER SUN 12.21.2012