Life can be a whirlwind of change at times. ESPECIALLY when you are the one that willingness seeks change, and transformation. And what I have come to know, is that when you set your eyes on a destination, or a specific version of yourself that you’d like to become, and then further more – committing to the change, sometimes life can be interesting!
Just over 2 years ago, in the fall of 2015, I committed to the idea of opening up my own salon. I found the space that I wanted, I signed the lease, I hired other stylists to work along side of me, and off I went to build my vision! When I first opened up Beehive Beauty Bar, we were a full service salon. We offered men’s hair cuts, kids hair cuts, perms, styling, color, hair cuts, and nails. At the point that things were finally up and running, I was working 6 days a week behind the chair, and then also going in on my day off to clean the salon. Managing my own clients, everyone else’s clients, commission stylists, booth rent stylists, and our nail tech proved to be more than just a small task. My body started to physically get sick and my kids were suffering too. They were attending full time daycare and when I finally had time for them, I was just exhausted.
By Spring of 2016 – and only 6 months into my venture, I knew that something HAD to change. That’s when I signed up for my first Natural Beaded Rows hair extension course called Big Money Stylist and I started planning my trip to Southern California to take part of the training.
One thing led to another, and I ended up making the decision to downsize my studio, and become more specialized in the world of hair. I let go of all of my men clients, kids clients, and anyone else that wasn’t a hair color client or a hair extension client. I committed to only offering hair color, and Natural Beaded Rows extensions. I moved to my 2 chair studio in Downtown Ogden in July of 2016 and haven’t looked back.
My small studio offered the freedom and the flexibility inside of my business that I was initially looking for when I opened up my salon. I have kept 1-2 stylists working with me inside of my studio and have focused on training and mentoring others that are along for the ride. I currently work 3-4 days per week behind the chair, and the rest of the time, I am connecting with my kids, my boyfriend and my family.
The biggest truth that I discovered through this experience of opening up my own salon was that to have freedom of being a salon owner, to double or triple your income, and to have more times with your kids and the ones you love – YOU DON’T NEED A HUGE SALON WITH A HUGE TEAM. What you DO need is CLARITY, and COMMITMENT in your vision. Commit to the OUTCOME that you want. Not the specific path that you take to get there. Sometimes working toward your goals includes scrapping original plans made, and course correcting as often as you need to stay on course to your desired goal.
For more information on the services that I offer inside of my studio, you can text me at 801-392-2027, or head to http://www.IncredibleHairExtensions.com