Rosie Haddadi, an Armenian-born North Bend woman, has opened Rosie’s Salon at 226 E. North Bend Way.
Haddadi grew up in Tehran, where at age 18, she began to learn to cut and style hair. She wanted to move to America to continue her education. She got married at age 20 and after several years, the family was able to get visas to Austria where they lived in camps for several months before their immigration to the U.S. was approved. They moved to an existing Armenian migrant community in Los Angeles and later to Bellevue.
Haddadi earned her cosmetology license and the family moved to Snoqualmie Ridge in 2006. She worked for several years at Hair Masters in North Bend, but had wanted to open her own shop for a long time, she said. She credits several people with encouraging her, including her former boss, Debbie Bass.
For more information on Rosie’s Salon, call (425) 292-3963.