In 2006 (immediately after getting my cosmetology license) I opened my own salon suite business. I did this before the salon suite chains like Sola Salons and Phenix salons suites became popular…I’ll tell you more about this later. I had no clientele, no experience, and very little money. Fast forward and I design beauty websites, conduct advanced cosmetology training and business workshops, rent salon suites, and provide plan of advice to beauty professionals.
If someone would have told me when I started my career that I would take my experience working over 30 years as an administrator the federal government, 20+ years knowledge as an entrepreneur and business owner, research, successes and failures and even “what the &$!#%” moments” experience a be a resource to help other beauty professionals – I would have said there is now way. How can I do this while…
1. Being a wife and mother of 2 young children.
2. Work a full-time job.
3. Develop my skills by becoming a certified non-surgical hair replacement specialist and
4. Run a service based business at the same time.
When I graduated from cosmetology school I knew that there were 3 things I needed to succeed.
Place – Resource – Network
1. Place – to do business
2. Resources – to get my business up and running
3. Network – of support to enhance my skills so that I could be the best stylist and business owner possible.