Business in Vancouver | "Life Lessons: Devon Brooks"

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"Devon Brooks was 21 years old and just months away from co-launching Blo Blow Dry Bar in Vancouver with two partners when an intruder broke into her U.K. apartment, beat her up and held her hostage.

Nor was that the first significant trauma Brooks had experienced; four years earlier she had been the victim of an unrelated assault. But she said it was the second assault that forced her to confront both traumas – and devise a way of carrying on through the heavy demands of a fledgling business."