I have always had a natural tendency toward the left brain way of thinking. Numbers, logic, and efficiency have always come easily for me. Some might find it odd that I gravitated to the beauty industry, which seems to be a purely creative field, but I found it a normal progression. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, and we strive to celebrate everyone’s individual beauty at our salons, there are still exact formulas that must be created and followed to achieve the perfect hair color every time. There are very precise makeup application methods that can transform someone’s face into exactly the image that they would like to see smiling back at them in photos. When I see the glow of self-confidence radiating from the faces of clients as they leave our salons… and the bright smiles of happiness because they feel absolutely beautiful… those are the moments that fill my heart and let me know I chose the right path.
Part of making sure that our clients are always happy stems from making sure that I create a modern and tranquil environment, as well as build and maintain a staff that is fueled by the same values that motivate me. I am constantly taking management and industry classes, not only to be the best that I can be, but also so that I can pass this knowledge on to those around me. I pride myself on having a progressive and cutting edge salon, while also being able to maintain a relaxed atmosphere where clients can unwind after a stressful week. I am grateful that my staff is just as passionate about personal growth as I am, and I feel so proud as I watch their careers and personal lives progress and develop.
As dedicated as I am to my salons, my success definitely goes hand in hand with the support of my family. My three (soon to be four!) children keep me on my toes at all times and give me plenty of chances to practice my creative problem solving skills, something every business owner needs! Hearing them tell me they love me after a long day validates all my hard work and renews my motivation to be the best I can be. Through the evolution of my salon… and myself… my husband has been my rock, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us. Life is definitely better with family by my side, and I am happy to have created two salons filled with people that I consider family.