We had the good fortune of connecting with Analiese Shepherd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Analiese, how do you think about risk?
I am a mom of three and when I started into this industry I knew what I wanna do it I was excited! But I felt lost and that I needed to work at a salon. But I found out that that wasn’t ideal. They owns your time, schedule, and whether you could take a vacation. I wanted more. So I JUMPED. I went out on my own and took the biggest risk of my life and let me tell you it has done nothing but pay off. I can work when I want to , I can be there for my kids school plays and for vacation with my family. 3 months after being open covid hit and shut me down. Again fear and panic and unsure if I had done the right thing. My business was has doubled since then even though it took everything in me not to quit I remembered WHY I took the risk. I am SO glad I jumped even when I was scared.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a certified cosmetologist and extension specialist! I love Blonding, balayage, and giving people dream hair with extensions!
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.
My favorite places to eat are Crystal Park Cantina, Basil & Barley, and Carmen Tapas! I love hiking the women 375 trail or going thru mueller park. Hot yoga in the springs 🧘♀️ and trail running around manitou lake is amazing!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband! He supported me the whole way. He encouraged me to Jump. He helped with the kids while I crammed school for a year. He cheered me on after a Terrible client. He celebrated with me as I got recognized by Trionics and re-posted online. If not for him by my side I may have been hesitant to reach for my goals and dreams and take a risk
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