Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Young.
Victoria, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
From a young age, I’ve always been interested in the cosmetology industry. I would play salon and want to style my family and friends’ hair. I think I always knew this would be my dream career. After high school, afraid of what my family would think, I chose a major that had more “job security”. Shortly after making that decision, I knew it was either time to do what was best for me or keep wasting money on classes I never attended. I finally decided to grow some balls and let my mom know I wanted to attend cosmetology school instead. Much to my surprise, she would much rather me choose a career path I loved than continue wasting her money. Deep down, I think she was happy to know she’d be getting free hairstyles for the rest of her life. Anyway, I left college, went to Paul Mitchell School for cosmetology and the rest is history.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This journey has definitely not been easy. I’ve worked in salons, given up because my clientele wasn’t building as fast as I’d hoped and come right back. After I became a mom, I thought the best thing I could do was work a Corporate America job with a steady paycheck vs. doing what I love because it made me happy. After all, happiness doesn’t pay the bills… so I thought! I went to go work for a major fashion company and boy was that a mistake. I was discriminated against, undervalued, unappreciated and tossed out like trash. But God brought me out of that situation with grace and dignity and back to doing what I love. This time, I was here to stay. I think my kids gave me the drive I needed to stick with it and show them they can be great at whatever it is they love.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with The Hair Tour – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I own “The Hair Tour”! I take women’s hair on an unforgettable journey. People come to me when they have lost all hopes in their “Hair Goals” and I help them realized they can actually be a reality. I help women to bring their inner beauty out for the world to see. I create a relaxing ambiance where women can kick back and have some me time and walk out the door not only looking beautiful but feeling like the weight of the world is no longer on their shoulders. I do this by giving every client my undivided attention. I listen to their hair needs and become more than just their stylist but their friend.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plan is to eventually bring The Hair Tour all over the world. I’d love to be able to create opportunities for talented and like-minded stylists who have also worked places where they were undervalued and unappreciated and give them a safe space to grow and be great.
- Blowouts $45
- Updos $90+
- Extensions $200+
- Custom Color $130+
- Address: 11800 Haynes Bridge Rd. Suite 403 Alpharetta, Ga 30009
- Website: Thehairtour.com
- Phone: 4705091490
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @thehairtour
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