2014, Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce
Paris Malenfant of Moncton is a very passionate and inspirational young entrepreneur. She was the recipient of the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce. Her past experience in sales, production and distribution combined with her true desire to make a difference in the lives of individuals motivated her to found WigsCan Inc in 2010.
WigsCan Inc is not your average distributor of wigs; their mission is to offer care, knowledge and support to individuals experiencing hair loss through their exclusive retailers across Canada and Northeastern USA, as well as their own two centers: Martinique Hair Designs in Moncton, N.B. and Martinique Wigs in Cornwall, PEI.
WigsCan Inc specializes in the design, development, and distribution of hair loss solutions (wigs and hairpieces) for chemotherapy, alopecia and thinning hair. WigsCan Inc is also the exclusive distributor for high-end Gisela Mayer European wigs for North America. Their vision is to support patients through their journey with counseling and by providing solutions to help them during a difficult time in their lives.
Paris started her career working for fashion designer Donna Karan (DKNY) in Montreal. Shortly after receiving her diploma in Fashion Marketing, she worked as an apparel merchandiser for one the largest clothing manufactures, where she oversaw the design, development, production and distribution of merchandise across North America. According to this savvy entrepreneur, “My experience and knowledge in business, sales, operations and import/export has enabled me to apply my strengths to WigsCan Inc.”
Paris says her biggest challenge has also been her greatest accomplishment. “Raising a child along with building a business has challenged me to accomplish greatness… to push myself to the fullest of my capabilities so that I can offer my son a wonderful upbringing, which I'm very proud to say I have been doing so far!”
Paris is an active contributor to her community. WigsCan Inc is a very proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society and many other community organizations. This high-potential entrepreneur has been chosen to be part of the prestigious Wallace McCain Institute, Entrepreneur Leadership Program ELP7.
The future is bright for WigsCan Inc. Paris aspires to build an empire of medical hair loss wellness through multiple channels of distribution and plans to expand by opening new Martinique Wigs locations in Atlantic Canada.
Paris Malenfant is a rising star and is amongst Moncton's top growth entrepreneurs. She is determined to achieve greatness.