We had the good fortune of connecting with Hollie Collins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hollie, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Because I am a booth renter I guess you consider that my own business but I chose the booth rent route so I would have full control over my schedule my money my hours my clients and my business would have the most potential it could have
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It’s not often when you come across the barber that can also braid. It all started out in the garage with a few homies getting their haircut and braids unfortunately because of the area I live in they teach absolutely no diversity when it comes to her. They don’t teach her to do dread they don’t teach her to do braids I don’t teach how to deal with as they care they completely neglect diversity in this area so when I started braiding her I had to learn everything through just practicing on people I knew and watching YouTube and videos on Instagram some big lessons that I’ve learned along the way being a female barber is the way that you carry yourself and your conference speaks louder than words. I can’t tell you how many times men have told me that they don’t allow women to cut their hair for reasons they can’t even explain it astigmatism that I hope to break. Put in what you want out of this industry otherwise you’ll go hungry
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Cavi the barber was a huge influence in my life and career. He was the first barber to see my potential and pushed me to become who I am today I’m so very thankful for him.
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