We had the good fortune of connecting with Keva Edwards-Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Keva, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was one of necessity really. I was in a position that if I didn’t do it I felt as though I wouldn’t have stability in my career in order to grow. It wasn’t what I was planning to do at the time but something that presented itself and needed to be seized.
What should our readers know about your business?
My salon business model was one that hadn’t been seen before when it was established in 2009. It has open salon space for booth rental as well as private salon suites. We have a boutique, a multipurpose room for meetings, small gatherings as well as education. The design was meant to accommodate any type of beauty professional & be a one stop shop. I’m most proud of being able to stay in a successful business for many years. What excites me it that we will be in operation for many more. We’ve endured many ups & downs but are still standing due to the loyalty of the beauty professionals that I get to work alongside, small business programs that I’ve happened upon, and the idea that there is always something positive to find in the seemingly bad situations. Being able to hold onto a positive attitude has helped. I’ve learned to always keep learning. You can never know enough.
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?
Wow! This is a hard one. There are so many people, circumstances & things that deserve recognition. Firstly, my children, for whom I know that I have to keep moving forward. I love them and will continue to build so that they are taken care of. This may seem odd but I’d like to thank the company who downsized me from my accounting job 20 yrs ago. I would have never left there on my own. They are key to my decision to “work for myself ” My mother for passing the gift of making others beautiful. My Nana & Aunt Betty for believing in my dream to establish my own full service beauty salon, Beauty By Trinity Professional Salon LLC. My late mentor for showing me what to do and what not to do in the salon business. The product line, I have been able to sustain my salon business & grow my business for whom I am a Brand Ambassador. I have been traveling the world educating and sharing my love of this amazing product. The experience has been and continues to be life changing. My friends and family that have supported me by allowing me to serve them, giving words of encouragement or simply making a purchase from my boutique. My Mentors & Friends in Denver who scooped me up and threw me into the NY Fashion Week scene which has caused so many positive ripples in my career. My salon family who cheer for me and with as well as join me on some of my beauty adventures. My clients who are the best clients in the world. Lastly, every hardship that was sent to destroy me but helped me to become resilient.
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