We had the good fortune of connecting with Haley Dilley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Haley, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think about risk as opportunity. The question being whether I say yes or no to that risk. I feel like every big decision I have made in my life has been a risk taken. Most risks I’ve taken don’t go the way I “planned” but they have led to bigger and better things. I think that is probably the best part of just trusting yourself and going for it. Every risk that hasn’t worked, has been an opportunity for a pivot in the direction I needed to be going.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Everything I have done in my business has been a result of the relationships I have made in my community. Whether it is in my local community or industry. My biggest challenge has been finding what community was right for my own life and goals. Do I feel motivated by the people I surround myself with? Are they kind and uplifting? Do groups I choose to be in, make me feel busy or productive? I have learned that you can’t do everything alone and you grow when you surround yourself with people who uplift you and are moving forward. I’m excited to hopefully change the way people see hair stylists. I want to change the image of “competitive and catty” to “professional, successful, and community driven”.
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?
In a post covid world, I would start with a lavender latte at the Bru House, a tour of old town and it’s beautiful buildings and super interesting history, once a place of railroads, gambling, and brothels, a mini Vegas if you will. Grab lunch and a beer at the Sand Trap, by far the best tots in town. Finish by getting all dolled up for dinner at the historic Yellowstone hotel restaurant. We would need to take a hike at City Creek trail, my favorite escape. Maybe drive out to take a dip in the hot springs at Lava the next day. Or take a tour at Zoo Idaho. Full of rescued indigenous animals. For night life, we would catch a drag show at Charley’s then karaoke at one of the many bars. Ending with a night drive just outside the city limits, where light pollution no longer veiled the stars. There is nothing like a big starry night in open Idaho skies.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Britt Seva’s Thrivers Society changed my business and my life really. It opened my eyes to what I could do and be as a stylist and connected me to a huge community. Special thanks to my husband for always believing in me and supporting my every step, And to my amazing friends and mentors: Heather Judd, Angie Lion, Alice Frank, and Lisa Williams.
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Professional Image credits to Ashleigh Sayer-Frederick