With a wish to give every client inner beauty, empowerment, and self-esteem, Shelli Bray made a decision to turn into a hairdresser pretty much 25 decades ago. These days she is the proprietor of Epix Salon as perfectly as a stylist.
Bray to start with opened Epix Salon all around 2001, and throughout the many years, she has transformed places. This October, she re-opened at her new area downtown on 200 East Academy Avenue.
“Beauty is my passion. I adore a private technique to hair, exploring textures, visions, and personal hair ambitions and desires for every shopper,” Bray reported. “I really like making persons truly feel lovely and assured.”
Bray thinks that it is quite critical to take pleasure in the operate you do and she feels fortunate that she has the very best career in the planet. “There’s hardly ever been a working day exactly where I did not want to occur to get the job done,” she said. “What I appreciate most is my extended-time clientele. Everything we do is for our consumers.”
Just one of the choosing variables that led Bray to re-open up Epix here was her daughter, Mackenzi Williams. Williams was dwelling in Birmingham, but Covid shut down her preceding task, which introduced her back again household to Troy.
Bray re-opened the salon so Mackenzi could complete an apprenticeship for cosmetology beneath her. “I grew up listed here, went to large university at Pike Lib, but moved away for a number of several years.” Williams explained. “When Covid happened, I decided I necessary to glimpse for another career.”
Having developed up in her mother’s salon, Williams realized she preferred to apprentice to be a hair stylist. About the age of ten, Williams would go to get the job done with her mom at the salon, run the front desk, enable with hair and make-up for weddings, and go to hair demonstrates.
“Working as a hair stylist is specific since we, as women, are empowering females.” Williams mentioned.
“At a youthful age, she uncovered responsibillity, from funds to how to operate a business,” Bray explained. “Her dealing with the community in the salon manufactured her incredibly mature.”
Bray and Williams reported it is quite simple for them to function alongside one another. They have not only develop into great partners, but also very best mates. Performing in the salon together and sharing a enthusiasm for creating many others come to feel attractive was yet another way for them to bond.
Though Covid is nonetheless producing their task complicated, the mother-daughter workforce is thankful for their new creating, which offers a great deal of space to continue to keep everyone 6 feet aside. At some point, Bray hopes to use some of this area to set up a therapeutic massage therapist and probably carry in a couple much more hairdressers. Bray also hopes that her daughter will take in excess of the salon in the upcoming. Bray has loved functioning the enterprise and doing issues the ideal way. She also has enjoyable maintaining up with new tendencies not only with hair and make-up but also new tendencies for furnishings and décor.
“I’m always on the lookout for the most recent traits and the latest and finest products,” she explained. “We often glance for the very best hair items to use and no matter what is trending. I want my consumers to have the finest choices out there and to truly feel wonderful when they go away our salon. That is what it’s all about.”