We had the good fortune of connecting with Rodney Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rodney, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Ultimately I wanted to be in control of my schedule and experience financial freedom as most owners set out to do. I knew in order for that to happen I had to make a bigger impact and be able to clearly convey my brand messaging. So I used the same principals I picked up from my M.B.A courses on how to properly idenfity my target audience and establish a unique brand character and solely focus on them. That involved finding a problem and providing a solution I was pasionate about which was helping individuals who were struggling with hair loss. I really wanted to show my children you can truly create your own success so I knew I needed to plan things out which I was aslo able to show them the steps along the way.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m very excited for the hair loss industry in general because I feel that as of lately it’s gaining some well dereseved notoriety. Similar to how plastic surgery used to be somehwat considered taboo and now is much more normalized with the help of social media hair replacement therapy is making similar strides. The SMP society is already a small one but I feel like my specific art stands out because of my experience as a barber. With over 17 years in the hair industry dealing with multiple clients with various hair lines and textures and head shapes it gives me a better gauge on how to produce the most natural results for my clients. Getting here today had much to do with a lot of practical experience coupled with schooling and the discipline attained through my prior years with the Air Force. True success is never easy and I’ve always felt that experience is the best teacher which is very powerful on anyones journey. One major lesson I’ve learned is that theres no replacement for experience, you have to go through things in order to get better at them. Practice is required to get better at your craft and treating every client like my only client is what makes the experience with my company unique.
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.
Well there’s a lot of places to see but we’d probably start with a nice coffee shop downtown and afterwards get a good workout in by hitting up the incline in manitou springs. Probably grab some of Ricky’s Island Cafe food truck for some lunch. We’d do a little a site seeing at the Garden of the Gods most likely and catch dinner at the view house and check out a nice cigar bar that evening. Assuming everything was open other places we’d check out throughout Colo Springs and Denver would definitely be Top Golf, Five points art district, Dave & Busters, Ocean Prime, and the Cherry Creek area. If the weathers right we might go skiing and we’d also check out a hot spring and the Royal Gorge as well. These are just a few of my local favorites.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As a barber I’ve always wanted to help my clients in new innovative ways and while scalp micropigmentation (SMP) provided that it was very little known. With my wife already being in the permanent makeup industry she was able to find out key info on SMP which led me diving deeper into it and finding thr proper resources to get trained and start providing it locally. So I definitely attribute much of my positioning to her making me aware of the industry in general.