2015 Steel Magnolia

Kim Dudek

Kim Dudek’s career has always been centered on empowering others to be their best. After working as a rehabilitation counselor in Los Angeles and New Orleans, she went to esthetics training. Driven by a passion to create a place where people could discover their own beauty and love themselves as they are, she opened Belladonna Day Spa in 1989. Then in 2007, after studying canine rehabilitation, she started Dag’s House, a nonprofit organization for disabled dogs. A year later, she opened Belladoggie Resort Spa for Dogs.

“Find a mentor, someone who can support you in being the best,” Dudek advises. “Also, tell people your dreams, you never know who might be listening.”