So, tell us a little bit about your hair journey.
I’ve been the owner of Elysian Glam Salon and a licensed hairstylist since 2011. My passion for hair began long before I received my cosmetology license. I've been styling hair since the age of 11! It was more than a desire, I realized hair was my God given talent. When I began, I was only styling hair for family and friends, which led to my first job at Great Clips at the age of 14. In High School, I attended ABC Beauty and Barber College, where I earned my cosmetology hours. Shortly after graduating High School, I became licensed. Since then I have taken many educational courses with celebrity stylists, participated in many hair competitions, and done on set styling for photo shoots and major events.
Why do you feel you have been as successful as you have in your business?
The hair industry is constantly changing! I believe I have been as successful as I am in business because of continuous education and customer service. I take classes on all the new trends. Its important to be able to service your clients with the latest styles. They want to keep up, so as a stylist you have to too. Great customer service is unchanging, providing my clients with a great experience has helped my success. It generates long term clientele and referrals from happy clients. I ensure my ladies look and feel beautiful when leaving my chair.
Tell us about a challenge you have had in business and how you have overcome it?One of the major challenges I’ve faced in business is my age. Opening a business in your early 20s is too young, too much of risk according to the business world. Not many people are willing to give you a chance. I’ve managed to overcome the age challenge by using the opportunities I am given to show I’m a risk worth taking. By showing responsibility, maturity, and excellence in business I am proving that you can have a successful business while being young.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself. Fun fact about myself is I’m a Target addict. I love that store. I try not to go everyday but it’s so challenging.
How can we stay connected with you?
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