Meet Milajne Soligo, local business owner, born and raised in Burnaby BC. She is the President and Owner of The Mega Hair Group Inc. which is comprised of two brands, Zennkai Salons and Eccotique Spas and Salons.
Milajne’s deep seeded passion for this industry started as a very, very young age. Both of her parents escaped Croatia and came to Canada for a better life. Her mother started as a Hair Stylist and later her father, Mark Banicevic, found his passion for the industry and started the MEGA Hair Group in 1984.
Being the owner’s daughter didn’t preclude Milajne from working her way up in the company. Her father had high expectations of her but knew that she had a great amount of potential to make something amazing for herself in this business. Mark started Milajne as a shampoo girl and made her work every position throughout the company to fully understand the premise of what it takes to run the business.
Driven by a vision and propelled by experience, Milajne pitched the idea to Mark of creating Eccotique Spas & Salons and later launched the concept in Metropolis at Metrotown in 1996.
After 5 year of operating, managing and growing the Eccotique brand to 4 locations strong, Mark approached her to become the Vice President of The Mega Hair Group Inc. and later, in February 2008, she became the President. She was driven and eager to accept both of these responsibilities and began the task of aggressively growing the company and expanding its reach. At the start of her lead each of the 11 salon locations was under a separate name. She consolidated all the names to our two brands, Zennkai and Eccotique. Today, under Milajne’s leadership The Mega Hair Group Inc. is comprised of 11 Zennkai Salons and 9 Eccotique Hair Spas & Salons throughout the Lower Mainland.
Giving back to our guests and the communities we reside in, has always been at the heart of the business. Both Zennkai and Eccotique have had long standing programs to connect with the people in our different cities and connect with programs of similar values.