Today we’d like to introduce you to Tara Sutherland.
Hi Tara, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I was fortunate to have had an early start thanks to a good friend as an assistant before starting cosmetology school. Typical grunt work cleaning towels and answering phones was the best experience, and I stayed there until I finished school 9 months later. Having been mentored in the best way possible, I had the I can do anything attitude and was willing to say yes to everything that anyone asked of me. I became an educator at the age of 20, and although I got so much out of it. I struggled with teaching for a few reasons. Being too young was one, and the other was that I was too far away from my chair. My heart belongs behind my chair. After some time, I moved on to work in a big place and managed for many years, but my heart craved more in every aspect of our hair industry. Knowing the business and high expectations suddenly became a problem, and I knew I needed to move on.
In 2020 the pandemic brought us a lot of uncertainties as well as motivation to do something new for my people as well as myself. Jumping on the opportunity to start my own business and work for myself has been the best experience I didn’t know would happen. I have met the most amazing people along the way who are motivated and ready to grow. My life has dramatically changed for the better, and all of my clients/friends can see it. Working as much or as little as I want with the products I like is a dream. I know I am doing everything I can to provide a whole new experience to my loyal people, who deserve nothing but the best. There’s something special these days being able to tell people that I am a woman business owner and a one-person show running my salon suite and finding it easy. I have grown a lot even after 22 years and still want more. Now I feel as if I’m on a mission to pick people up, realize their worth and help them know that they can also be successful being their boss.
Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Smooth for the most part, grateful for my voyage
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a hairstylist. I love to do color keratin hair cutting styling and formal hair being there for people’s special events and days is always something I’m proud of it’s an honor.
- Instagram: @hairqueentara