We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Boyd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
Patience. Developing your business does not happen over night. It takes time, attention to detail, and hustle. We often start with an idea and then we automatically think of our end result. The middle part is the hardest, but all that middle work that goes unsaid for is what gets us to the final part of our vision. You have to constantly remind yourself why you started and give yourself the patience to see it through.
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?
Being different and sticking out in the beauty industry makes it super tough to stick out. It is a very saturated industry and beauty always has a changing and revolving trends. I make it a point to always keep up with new trends and education. Clients notice this. I also pride myself on being an affordable salon space and taking clients of all ages. I hold space for people, I connect with people. I hold space for the people that need to heal themselves. As. I have said before any business venture requires patience, and my biggest advice to anyone going for it REMIND YOURSELF EVERY DAY WHY YOU STARTED!!! It is what keeps you going, if you lose sight of why you started you will not finish. I want people to know self care is ok and it is needed. Though small by some standards doing that small pampering for yourself is a big deal. The power of touch is incredible and it doesn’t get enough power in the beauty industry. It is a form of healing that does not receive the credit it deserves.
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.
I know it sounds crass, but I would want to take them to my salon first and do the works. A facial, a massage, and of course a mani/pedi. I would want them to start by relaxing them and reminding them this is their relax time and it starts now. I would take them to bull and bush for drinks and food. I love the neighborhood vibe and they keep things chill. I would want to drive to the mountains so they could enjoy the peace and the serenity that Colorado has to offer. I would want them to meet with my friends and eat. drink and dance because let’s face it everything is better with those three things!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The sole credit goes to my number one fan, my father. If it wasn’t for him it never would have happened and frankly I am not sure where I would be. He pushed me to go for it. When I found my salon space he did all of the renovations, filed all of the necessary paperwork, and promoted the crap out of me. That love is special and unique and he is always in my corner.
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