Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
My name is Shanon and I am the owner of HNM Glam Spot in Atlanta, Ga. I am a Master Cosmetologist specializing in Extensions, Hair Styling, Wig Making, Crochet Braid Styles, Healthy Hair Care, Nail Sculpting, Nail Designs, Customized Press On Nails, Eye Lash Extensions, Bridal, Natural and Glamorous Makeup Application. I also have my own brand of products including a Hair polisher (Shanon’s Smoothing Spray) Lipstick Line (lipsticks by HNM Glam Spot) Eye Lash Line (HNM Glam Lashes) and Nail Collection (Press on Nails by HNM Glam Spot)
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
I started doing hair at a very early age. I would do all my friends hair in Jr High School. I never thought to pursue a career in the industry until I no longer wanted to work for anyone! It was then that I decided to put my gift to use and go back to school for cosmetology. I fell in love with the beauty industry after learning how to do makeup and nails. It was something about how your hair, nails and makeup just went together and created a new attitude. I love being able to enhance the beauty of women and make them feel as beautiful as they look.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
My advice to anyone trying to pursue a career in Beauty or entrepreneurship in general is just stay focus! There will be so many distractions along the way but as long as you set out a goal just make it a mission to reach it. Take classes in the area that you are pursuing and practice your craft! Never stop learning. You also have to know that it will not be easy and quick. Good things take time. You have to be consistent and patient. Take advantage of social media it’s free advertisement!
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it:
I have had a lot of professional challenges and set backs. I was too busy trying to keep up with everyone around me that I felt was doing better than I was. One day I just stop trying to be like them and created my own lane! I had to learn how to brand myself and focus on myself and not so much in what others where doing. When I learned that what other people were doing and how they were doing it was what worked best for them, then I was able to figure out my own rhythm and do what was best for me!
What is next for your brand/business in 2018?
This year I plan on expanding my products and growing my brand. I would love to see them in stores or on different Beauty websites to purchase. I will start teaching classes on performing multiple services on a client and time management per client so that you are not over worked.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media?
I am on both Facebook and IG as @HNMGLAMSPOT.
My website for products is www.hnmglamspot.bigcartel.com and for booking appts is
I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and comments.