We had the good fortune of connecting with Caroline Brothers and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Caroline, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I came to a crossroads after working for other people for so long and trying a few new endeavors that just didn’t align with where I was in life. I worked around a few women here in Denver who had started their own really small businesses. I watched those businesses explode and thought to myself, maybe I could do that. I really wanted to provide space for people feel safe, feel good, be themselves, be creative and make a living.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started my hair career when I was in high school. My senior year was spent in beauty school. I was afforded the privilege to go to college and would ditch class to go to work at Cost Cutters. That was 17 years ago. It’s been a long road of trying, failing, quitting, and trying again. I think the key is to start somewhere. It’s ok to quit if you’re over it. It’s also ok to try as many times as you need too to find what works for you. I created ASH+GOLD to help people and give myself a life line. It feels good to feel good, and it’s important to find a space/person that can provide that self care ritual for you.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
All over CO. From sand dunes, hot springs, museums, art, mountains…..the whole state has so much to offer and it’s endless. I love being downtown and eating food truck tacos. Taking a walk around Cheeseman Park is fabulous for people watching.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Acronychous! It helps when you’re surrounded by a community of people that enjoy connecting. Rachael really embodies networking and human connection which is important in the beauty industry.

Website: www.ashandgold.com

Instagram: @caroline.scissors

Other: @ashandgoldsalon

Image Credits
Montgomery Sheridan Abigail Grey Johnston

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