Tenant Spotlight: Curtis Electrolysis

At the heart of our commitment to serving the Albany, Guilderland, and Colonie community lies a dedication to providing businesses with the perfect office space that is tailored to meet their unique needs. It is with great enthusiasm that we turn the spotlight to the longest standing tenant at our 125 Wolf Road building – Curtis Electrolysis, a fixture in our building for an impressive 46 years.

Founded by Diane Curtis in 1978, Curtis Electrolysis is the longest standing electrolysis office in the Capital Region that focuses exclusively on permanent hair removal. In 2021, Cody Curtis Crimmins, Diane’s son, was added to the team and has since cultivated a clientele of his own. With a steadfast commitment to expertise and professionalism, Curtis Electrolysis has consistently set the bar high, aiding thousands of clients in the Albany area.

Our recent conversation with owner Diane Curtis provided a unique glimpse into the complexities of the hair removal business emphasizing the passion and dedication that have been the cornerstones of Curtis Electrolysis’ enduring success.

When did you start/join your business and why?

The doors of Curtis Electrolysis opened in 1978 more as Plan B as a business plan rather than Plan A. I had just finished four years of college, two years of graduate school, and completed an M.S.Ed. in Student Personnel and Counseling in Higher Education and was unable to find a job! A friend had told me about the field of electrolysis (which is permanent hair removal) and she was doing quite well financially in this field, so I thought, “what the heck? I’ll give it a try!“ The training program was only four weeks long, so the new plan was to do it for a year until I could get back into my original profession.

What types of services does your business offer?

Curtis Electrolysis specializes in permanent hair removal for both men and women. Our clients’ first visit is free and includes a consultation, a full 15-minute treatment, and an evaluation at no cost or obligation. You can read a detailed list of services here.

Why did you choose an Anderson Office?

I chose to open at 125 Wolf in a tiny two room interior suite with no windows. Not only was it a great location, but the landlord agreed to rent to me! I had absolutely no business experience and no financial credibility and yet Bill Anderson agreed to rent to me!

How have you expanded or grown your business?

By the end of the first six months in my Anderson Group office I was “in the black“ and by the end of the first year, I realized I loved this profession. Three years later, I was moving into a larger corner office suite, and expanding to a two treatment room office with three additional staff members. Three years ago our son, Cody, decided to go into this field (after four years of practicing phlebotomy) and found, like me, that this is a significantly more rewarding profession.

Now, 46 years later, I am still a tenant at 125 Wolf Road and my “claim to fame” is that I am the longest standing tenant in the building. I am so grateful that Bill Anderson, and now the second generation of The Anderson Group, has put up with me for all these years! They have been wonderful landlords, and I will be eternally grateful to them for taking a chance on the likes of me!

We take great pride in the enduring satisfaction Curtis Electrolysis has found in our office spaces since 1978. Their steadfast commitment to our offices and their tireless dedication to delivering top-notch hair removal solutions to the people of the Capital Region are evidence of the collaborative and dynamic atmosphere we strive to foster for businesses in the Albany area. We look forward to continuing our support for Curtis Electrolysis as they pursue and achieve their goals.

If you’re seeking the perfect office space for your business in Albany, Guilderland or Colonie, contact us today! We have flexible office space options available for small & large businesses.

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