The common denominator in making our team’s dreams come to fruition is Bank of Montana. They were able to help me start and grow an unproven business idea into a successful salon voted Best in Missoula.

In the midst of a national recession, Missoula’s most popular hair salon announced it was no longer in the hair business. Six stylists from the salon knew they had the skill and passion to continue working together, but they didn’t know where they would go to work the next week, let alone together. They looked to fellow employee Carly Jenkins and banker Kim Shappee for an answer. With Bank of Montana’s support, Carly found a location and opened up shop within three months of the former salon’s closing. And the original stylists? You guessed it: All of them came to work at Boomswagger.