We had the good fortune of connecting with Meg Cambern and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meg, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I actually kind of fell into being an independent stylist but I’ve never been happier. I’ve always worked retail management positions where you work late hours and make little pay. After doing management for so long I realized I had a knack for it and why not be able to manage myself? I love that I can set my own rules and hours and have learned to push myself to continue to abide by those for success.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I’ve always worked in retail management and in my 30’s decided to make a sudden career change to be a hairstylist. I was happy with my management success but just felt like there was something out there where I could really let my creativity flow. It was terrifying going back to school and making such a sudden life change later on in life where I felt like I was too old to start this journey. Every day I really have to push myself to continue learning even out of school and promoting myself to fill my books but there is nothing more rewarding then making someone else feel good about themselves..
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take them to the beach and to eat crawfish somewhere. As for bars Grand Prize is always the winner and then maybe go to a concert.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to everyone at Bleach Salon that pushes me, especially my mentor Julie Correa. Also Shay Corley from Some Girls Studio who pushed me to go tour the Paul Mitchell School.