Hey there! I’m so excited to have you here on my blog! I have been a hairstylist for 16 plus years now, and I love what I do! I’ve been blessed with opportunity to work in several top salons from Chicago to Atlanta to Dallas. With each move, I saw my income grow and experienced advanced education beyond what I could ever imagine. But it wasn’t until almost 6 years ago that I made a pivotal decision. This decision was truly a game changer for my career, my income, my personal life and my overall happiness. I made the decision to go independent and be my own boss!
From the time I started working in salons, every time someone would mention independent stylists (or booth renters) it was always negative. I would hear things like “How unprofessional” or “They don’t really care about standards” and “Those kinds of salons are not the nicest”. I will say this is only true for some, and you better believe I went over these things in my head when I was making my decision. Yes, when I left the salon where I was employed I felt my clients might see my move as a downgrade. I had always made it a point to be in a high end salon. But I had to believe that my clients would follow me just because it was me…AND THEY DID!!!
It really was a good thing that there was such negativity surrounding the subject of booth renting…because it got me thinking about what I could do to create a business concept to change it! Like I said before, I’ve always made a point of working in a high end salon. But the benefits of self employment are so crazy ridiculous, that I can’t ever imagine working at a traditional salon again! I had to imagine there were more stylists like me that wanted luxury, sophistication and professionalism while having the freedom to work on my own terms. So, I am now the proud owner of not one, but TWO very successful luxury salons that cater to independent stylists.
In this blog you’ll read more about my personal story, salon life, maybe a tutorial here and there, but more importantly you’ll read about how you can do it too! I want to show more hairstylists that there is so much more to experience in this amazing world of hairdressing while working for yourself. I’m always pushing forward, and I haven’t looked back yet!