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April/May 2014

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aPRiL/MaY 2014 Macon Magazine i 85 ADVERTISING | WOMEN IN BUSINESS 4524 Forsyth Rd., Ste. 102 | Macon, GA 31210 Coming soon: 1520 Bass Rd. | Macon, GA 31210 | 478.474.4856 HOW DID YOUR CAREER PATH LEAD YOU TO YOUR CURRENT PROFESSION? Cosmetology has been an interest ever since I was young. I had a wonderful mentor at a local salon who told me that I could not only have a career doing something fun with flexible hours, but that I could be a positive influence. After enrolling in cosmetology school, I worked at a salon and fell in love, interacting with people and making them feel and look their very best! The relationships that I have developed through this inspiring industry have also been the driving factor behind the dream of our new location on Bass Road! I am excited to give Macon a new space to come and feel beautiful, as well as, give my amazing team of stylists a wonderful place to follow their dreams. WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST CAREER CHALLENGES? The biggest challenge with a career in cosmetology is changing the way the industry is sometimes perceived. It is important to me to change the mindset around choosing to be a hairstylist for a living. I believe that you can be successful as a cosmetologist and have a wonderful career doing something you love. Instead of being the "shop", we are a "company"! Instead of being a "hairdresser", we are "service providers"! And our new location on Bass Road will give our current stylists the room to grow in their careers as well as offer a positive career path for budding cosmetologists. WHO INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST TO PURSUE YOUR CAREER GOALS? My parents have always encouraged me to go after my dreams and to never give up. They have helped me from the very beginning when I decided to open my own salon and continue to cheer me on as we construct our new location! Failure does not have to be an option. When you have the most wonderful people supporting you, it never will be! WHAT IS MOST REWARDING ABOUT YOUR JOB? The people! Yes, playing with hair and makeup is fun, but interacting with clients and my team of stylists is the best thing! I will never get tired of making someone feel incredible after getting a fabulous new hair color, a fresh cut, or a bright lip color! Growing young stylists is also an inspiring perk. WHERE DO YOU ENVISION YOURSELF FIVE YEARS FROM NOW? In the future, I see Signature Salon as a beacon of hope for stylists who are struggling with the old way of thinking, who are tired of not having a proven plan for success. I want to offer a salon that can provide the inspiration and the courage they need to provide for their best cosmetology career. I hope that new clients will love Signature Salon not only because they leave with an amazing Signature 'do, but also because they will be surrounded by a fabulous atmosphere! Nichole Mitchell Brewer Signature Salon

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