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I am a full-time master hair stylist and salon owner who specializes in short hairstyles, but I’m creative with all styles. I have been a stylist for 27 years and a salon owner for 23 years. In my current salon, I have eight barbers and one other stylist. They are all independent contractors.
I have lived in the Columbia community since 1989.
I relocated to Columbia from St. Louis to attend cosmetology school.
I received my general education in St. Louis, and upon moving to Columbia, I attended cosmetology school at Jerry School of Cosmetology.
Upon graduation, I became an independent contractor at Unique Hair Salon for four years. During that time, I hosted hair show events of my creative work to promote my career. I opened my first salon in 1995 within the Tiger Kingston downtown.
I promote and host events that are designed for community awareness. These events usually include guest speakers who are running for political office.
I’m encouraging continued education by promoting a bus trip to Atlanta for the Bronner Brothers national educational hair show. My ideal guest for this trip would be cosmetology students and other hairstylists as well as people interested in visiting Atlanta.
My current favorite businessperson is Glenn Cobbins. I see him as a great community activist. He brings local political candidates to my salon and introduces them in an informal environment where we can ask questions and know who they are and what their views are.
I’m passionate about owning my own business because it allows me to build my brand in my own way.
Probably be involved in social work.
My advice to someone who wants to own a business would be to have a business coach that is familiar with your professional goals.
My next challenge as a business owner is to maintain my successful progress.
To have my own cosmetology school.
I love to travel.
To be diligent about learning and to find a great business coach that motivates you and makes you accountable for your vision.
My ability to create a vision, whether it be a hairstyle or an event, and to execute it from the beginning to completion.
My computer skill level.
I want to impact the Columbia community by leaving a legacy that will help the next generation of stylists be successful in this profession in all aspects by having my own school to prepare them for this great job.
I’m married with four grown children.
Downtown. I love to people-watch.
Creating a salon business when I had no clients and creating an environment for other stylists to be successful as well. My husband and I also raised four successful adults with good morals, and we both were self-employed in the beauty business.
I am a very good cook.