News


« Back


First coworking space in Quebec for hairdressing, aesthetics and well-being professionals
March 22, 2019

MONTREAL, MARCH 14 2019 – Montreal-based business LifeStyle is proudly launching the first coworking spaces in Quebec dedicated to professionals in the hairdressing, esthetics and well-being industry. LifeStyle offers members beautiful pre-arranged studios with washbasins and furniture tailored to their needs. Prices are competitive and conditions are very flexible compared to conventional commercial leases. In a community of entrepreneurs and autonomous, members operate their businesses their way, personalizing their work environments and service offerings.

“We are moving towards a market largely neglected by building owners and commercial brokers. This concept is already working well in the United States, and we have improved it to reflect the dynamism and the boldness of Quebec professionals” says Alexis Labrecque, cofounder of LifeStyle.

LifeStyle has just completed its first round of financing thanks to the support of Anges Québec and private investors.

Benefits of LifeStyle

  • No mandatory long-term commitment; monthly or annual memberships
  • Prices from 215$ / weekly / private studio
  • Free Wifi internet, electricity, heating, air-conditioning… and complimentary beverages!
  • Sink and hot water in each private studio
  • Access to beautiful common areas: kitchen & coffee lounge for members and their guests, washrooms, laundry room, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, etc.
  • Possibility for members to sublet their private studios

A promising market

The official inauguration of the first coworking space is scheduled for the end of March 2019 in the trendy neighborhood of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

“With millennials and the rise of new technologies, there are more and more self-employed people looking for an affordable work place. LifeStyle offers a real estate solution adapted to these independent professionals, while minimizing the financial risk for them,” explains Lorne Granofsky, angel investor at Anges Québec.

“Whether the member is a barber, hairdresser, esthetician, skin professional, osteopath or massage therapist, one advantage is that he can use products and equipment of his choice, while profiting 100% from the revenues he generates! Otherwise, as an employee, or as a chair renter in a hairdressing salon for example, the professional shares the profits with the owner, and there are often constraints in the selection of products and equipment,” explains Philippe Gauthier, cofounder of LifeStyle.

 

About LifeStyle

Lifestyle is a young Montreal-based company that offers turnkey collaborative spaces for professionals in hairdressing, aesthetics and well-being. It is cofounded by Alexis Labrecque and Philippe Gauthier, who have combined experiences in the personal care industry, real estate, recruitment and digital marketing. www.lifestylespaces.ca

About Anges Québec Founded in 2008, the mission of Anges Québec is to help its network of over 230 angel investors obtain profitable returns on their investments. Anges Québec members have already invested no less than $80 million in the Québec economy through over 200 investments in more than 100 groundbreaking companies. Thanks to its professional development centre, Anges Québec enables its members to continually upgrade their investment knowledge and skills.

 

Information and media requests :

Véronique Blais 514 667-0196 ext 417 vblais@tactconseil.ca

Chu Anh Pham 514 213-6136 capham@tactconseil.ca

Alexis Labrecque 514 835-7314 alabrecque@lifestylespaces.ca