We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Cosme and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I was 17 in high school I had created a vision board of where I would be in 10 years. Here is where I made the goal of opening my own salon within that timeframe. I’ve always had a passion for hair and the beauty industry. When I first started I gave out free hair cuts as I was learning the trade. Now I am so thankful to all my clients that I book out 6 months in advance.
What should our readers know about your business?
I believe the color services we offer at Studio 5280 is what truly sets up apart. When it comes to color, I know the chemistry very well. We specialize in color correction and blonding which can be difficult to achieve depending on different hair types. In one of the first salons I worked out, there was a limited supply of color and I had to learn early on how to achieve the color that I wanted with what was available. I also share my knowledge with everyone that I have the opportunity to work with. Everyone that I have worked with I have taught them everything that I know from color to running the business. I am proud to say that I have motivated many to start their own business and they are also now successful business owners.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend visiting one of the first places I would take her is Boulder to eat and shop on Pearl Street. From there we would head to Estes Park to paddle boat in the lake and walk the shops through the town. Next we would drive through Rocky Mountain National Park and spend a few days relaxing in Granby Lake. On the way back we would stop at Red Rocks to workout and hike the trails. To finish off the weekend we would stay at the Hyatt downtown and go sample the restaurants at Milk Market and Union Station.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give my shoutout to my Mom. We grew up very poor as I had five siblings. My mom was very supportive of my career goals and would give me $5 a week to save towards purchasing the supplies I needed. I eventually saved enough to buy combs, brushes, hot tools, scissors after two years of being in beauty school. By the time I graduated, I had everything I needed to start my career.
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