Starting her own business with a 4 month old baby girl at home might seem like an inopportune moment, but for Tori Doss it was the right time to start Tease Hair Studio at Salon Suites, Vestavia Hills. Tori’s realization came one night picking her daughter up from her mother’s after she had gotten off work. Her daughter was already asleep for the night and she had missed those precious moments of bath time and tucking her child into bed. She knew things needed to change so that she could be there for her daughter for the big events and the small. Better hours were a necessity and she sought out the best way to do that. Salon Suites enables her to be her own boss and not only have better hours but hours and a schedule she sets for herself.
While starting her business it was easy to feel overwhelmed balancing her business and family but Tori’s family has always instilled in her the power of yes. And if negative thoughts crept in, as often do when we are striving for perfection or starting a new task, Tori could just think back to her father’s encouraging words, “You can do this!”
“My Dad has always corrected me when I say “I can’t”. He says “yes you can”! Growing up with parents supporting my artistic ability and allowing me to freely express myself by letting me paint rainbows, frogs and bubble names on my bedrooms walls were the best childhood and teen years ever. They instilled in me that I can do anything if I try hard enough, stay focused and grounded, and never give up while doing it all the right way.”
Once the initial fears had melted away and she had hit her stride as an independent salon owner, Tori can know spend time training and researching so that she may continue to better herself and her business. Her clients will of course benefit but also her sense of pride and the joy found in betterment will effect all the lives that Tori touches.
Tori’s advice for anyone thinking of opening their own salon with Salon Suites is… “If they can go ahead and get a little bit bigger of a suite. It is perfect at first but once you get the product lines you want to carry in and your rhythm going your going to want and kind of need a little bigger space. It has been wonderful! I love being able to have my own little space and decorate it exactly how I want. All the other stylist working at the location I am at are very nice and helpful. The management has been great. Anytime I have had a question or need for anything they are on it pronto. I couldn’t ask for a better work environment.”
And what about clients,
“My clients absolutely love the privacy my suite provides and they love how we can have one on one time. My clients feel Salon Suites is not only better suited for the stylist but also the client. The atmosphere is wonderful, so nice and laid back. It will be the best decision anyone can ever make. I have had quite a few walk-in clients, as well as clients, call from the Salon Suites website wanting to book with me. Also with my clients, new love of my suite and the privacy it provides they have been raving to their friends about my salon and I have got a lot of new referral and word of mouth clients.”
Her success is measured not in her growing client list but by the joy that she can make her client feel when they see themselves in the mirror. Their excitement means she has done her job and that means, “Happy clients= happy hairstylist and a happy hairstylists= happy family.”
There are always times and events that make change difficult but making the move for freedom and independence can change your life. And remember at Salon Suites, we are here for you and will help in any way we can to help you succeed. So don’t wait, join the Salon Suites family today.