• Amanda Bossi

One Year Strong

I honestly cannot believe it.

One year ago I opened the doors to Live Salon. I remember all the fear I had, the tears I shed, and how nervous I was. I remember feeling like I didn't know what I was doing or if I was going to survive let alone succeed in owning my own salon. I remember the long days I put into remodeling the space getting paint splatters in my hair, the countless Google searches not to mention credit card swipes, and the enormous amount of meetings and paperwork that made my head hurt.

I also remember the incredible amount of support I had from my friends, family, and clients. I remember the excitement on their faces when I announced my plan of opening my own and the words of affirmation they offered. I remember the early morning light coming into the windows as I am painting the walls and my father asking my why the hell I would hang an old door on the wall behind the shampoo stations but then see him on his knees building my stations. I remember never feeling more love and support than I had right then in those moments amongst my nerves of opening Live Salon.

Never in a million years would I have thought a year later I would be where I am. Live Salon has already turned out to be successful even as a one woman show. In a short year, the salon has already made a name for itself within the community and generated a profit. I have met so many new people and took care of numerous new guests who also have become apart of Live Salon's success.

I want to take this time to thank everyone who have supported me in this endeavor because without you I could have not have made Live Salon what it is. It is you who gave me the perseverance and strength to get through the transition and what I thought was one of the toughest times in my life. It is you who gives me the determination to grow not only the salon but grow myself as a stylist, business owner, and woman. I have become the person I am today going though these trials and tribulation with great people by my side.

I am excited to see what year two and many more after that have in store for me and Live Salon. So here is to living more beautifully, living more confidently, and empowering others as they empower me. Again, I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart.

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