What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
In the business for 18 years,
friendly, stylish and up to date on the latest trends. Technical training on precision cuts, curly hair, and fall 2015 trends.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The passion for hair came at a young age, I touch more hearts then hair. To b able to perfect a look for each individual, that best suits there face shape and life style.
What do you love most about your job?
To be able to meet new people, to teach how to manage your hair, style and cut. Making people feel beautiful.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I'm a train stylist with a good eye and ears.
Making since out of there words and creating a master piece with there hair that is, easy, manageable and current style
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