We had the good fortune of connecting with Allie Cox and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allie, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Honesty. I try to be as transparent and vocal with my clients as possible. I know not everyone has the education and background in hair as I do and I want to set them up for success when it comes to care, color and health of their hair. I also want to build trust through honesty with them. If they trust me, they know I have their best interests in mind!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
There’s a million stylists out there, but I think what sets me apart is my passion to create a unique color for each client without being known for just one thing. I don’t just do blondes. I don’t just do brunettes. I do a little bit of everything with my own unique flair. I’m proud of the fact that I’m willing to try anything and most of the time learn something huge along the way. Education is what I’m most passionate about and not only do I want to teach my clients, I want to inspire other stylists to continue learning and growing. This definitely wasn’t an easy road and many failures along the way, but each one is looked at as a lesson. If you don’t learn from your failure, you didn’t learn at all. I’ve also always told myself that I’m only human and no one succeeds without failing. I just want the world to know that if you try hard enough, you can do anything and everything.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I honestly don’t get out in Denver much. I’ve always been a small town girl and tend to stay in my little suburban bubble- but I love the mountains and exploring. I 10/10 recommend steamboat and breck for a day trip, maybe followed up by a trip to my favorite bar ever in Denver- the grizzly rose. Also, illegal Pete’s is a must. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A feel like everyone along the way has made an impact, but my boyfriend Brandon has probably pushed me further and believed in me more than anyone. He gave me the courage and support to start my own business and has held my hand through every bump in that road and failure I’ve had. He makes me think financially and long term. He tells me it’s okay to fail and that I’m human.