"About 30 years ago, we both worked in a really big salon on Pratt street. We were the older two there and we worked next to each other. There were tons of stylists, receptionists, nail artists, designers … and lots and lots of drama.
It was sorta like a mob mentality. Someone would get mad about something super trivial and bring other people into it, and then it festered and festered, kind of like high school.
Susan and I though, we just minded our own business and worked really hard. We got to the point where we were two of the biggest money earners in the salon, so we asked for a raise and the boss rudely told us no."
"At that point, we just knew that we wanted to be independent. We wanted a good quality of life. We didn’t want to be taken advantage of. We wanted to earn a fair living for what we were doing and we weren’t getting that.
One of our main goals here was to create a quiet, comfortable, and calm environment. We really wanted our clients to be able to relax while getting their hair done. So, we decided early on that we weren’t gonna bring any of our own drama into the workplace.
26 years later, we’re still business partners and we still have that calm environment. When your studio is this small and you're working with customers all day, there isn’t a whole lot of time for drama!"