Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Krohn.
Heather, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My story… hmm, where do I begin, maybe 15 when I was officially on my own separated from an addicted mother, maybe at 28 when I opened my first salon, maybe now at 45… starting over after almost loosing it all! The story is now, isn’t it?
The past develops us, makes or breaks us… even if that past is just this year.. I am a constant evolving work of art! After 16 years of hard work, long nights, sacrifices and dedication to my business I watched it all but crumble before my eyes in 2020. Going from 2019 our best year yet, a thriving business of 26 employees with a reputation any salon owner would hope for to just myself and three dedicated stylist by Dec. 2020, I didn’t see how we would overcome and stay in our beautiful 2200 sq. ft. home of a salon that I had build with sweat and tears. It was my baby and my heart was broken… but my spirit was NOT!! We WILL overcome and be stronger on the other side!
Voted top 100 salons in the nation last four years in a row, a highly respected in-house academy and development program for graduates, we grew them strong and successful!! My passion for hair and working behind the chair with all of my amazing clients paired with equal passion for developing young talent and personally mentoring so many. My journey in this is Not over, it’s actually just beginning… 2021 has been a new birth for H Studio Salon and we have rebranded and added a charming women’s boutique and gift shop… Introducing “Heather’s Place” Salon & Boutique!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges! My growth game is ON! The challenges of this past year and a half have been off the charts but I wouldn’t t change a thing! My life leading up to this has given me the strength and endurance to see past what would break most; this is nothing but a turning point to bigger, better things. Life is funny, you cant see the silver linings in the thick of it but they are always there. I have no doubt Heathers Place will be stronger and more successful each coming year.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a hairstylist/educator/coach/owner of almost 30 years and love what I do more than anything! My clients teach me daily, we grow together and I am beyond grateful for their continued support over so many years. I have traveled the world being an educator and being educated. This industry has given me the life I’ve dreamed of and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!
- Website: hstudiosalon.com
- Instagram: heathersplacesalonandboutique
- Facebook: H Studio Salon
- Yelp: H Studio Salon