I was the girl in high school that hair color always change and my girlfriends didn't think twice when i told them to come over I had something NEW i wanted to try on their hair. I just found hair to be fun. At the age of 18 I attended Academy of creative hair design. In 9 months i graduated and was standing on the foundation of my success.
Success Webster says: A favorable or satisfactory outcome or result
I say success is : Commitment and determination
Salon Webster says: A shop or business establishment specially furnished for performing personal service
I say salon is: My sanctuary my calm in the storm
After 10 years of working in someone else establishment I set forth to open my own salon. My Grandmother who lived in Dunnellon Florida was directing me to open a salon in Dunnellon.
I saved some money, found and secured a building in Dunnellon. I quit my job in Gainesville to fulfill for my new project. I was more excited than financially or mentally prepared. I had the feeling like i had jumped in the water ,the fear of me not being able to swim, LITERALLY. , sent me into panic mode. My family kept cheering me on.
It took four weeks to get my occupational license. April 12, 2000 my salon was ready to open. Advertising needed to be done but i was tapped out. Dunnellon is a small town so I needed to take a more intimate approach. I came up with two resources. Word of mouth and flyers.
My word of mouth phone committee was headed by My grandma and her best friend Mrs. Sallie. Flyers: I walked through neighborhoods door to door.
Now i knew there were two older ladies that did hair in Dunnellon. i was the new kid on the block but I wasn't worried. I had no idea today would be the day i got a chance to meet one of these women.
I walked up to this one house, knocked on the door introduced my self to this robust woman, wearing this orange and red duster at the door....