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Meet Helena Gibson of Strut Hair Solutions

Today we’d like to introduce you to Helena Gibson.

Helena, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My business started out of a need for my mother, as she was struggling with thinning hair and there were no solutions in our town that solved her concerns in a natural realistic way. This lit a fire in me as I starting thinking if my mom is unhappy with her hair then, other women must be struggling with this too. This need lit a fire inside me to create STRUT Hair Solutions. As I believe we all deserve to feel empowered in our own skin and I believe hair is empowering. I believe when we feel empowered we show up as our best selves.

Then as I starting thinking about my own hair journey, I realized also had days I didn’t want to take a photo because my hair never looks good in them. I’ve had days I didn’t go out with friends because I was self-conscious about my hair. I ended up not being present because all I could do was think about my hair. That feeling sucks…

Using hair extensions, top hair extensions and wigs has changed my life. My extensions keep my hair full and healthy. As we get older, many of us can only grow our hair to a certain length, but now I don’t have to worry about that. No one ever believes my age and I swear… it’s the hair!

It is my mission to give everyone their power back to feel and look our best. The way I do that for people is through STRUT. Today, we have thousands of clients who are now personal friends and our team can help people while doing what we love! We have locations in San Diego and Fresno.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The journey was a tough one, as I was a single mom with a 5-year-old when I started the business at 25. I also had no credit at the time so everything was COD. My daughter now 20 and I still joke about the days of oatmeal and cup of noodles. The struggle is real but was so worth it in the end.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Strut Hair Solutions – what should we know?
We exist to make a positive and lasting impact on the clients we serve. We provide an extensive line of hair products and solutions including wigs, hair extensions, and topical hair growth products for needs ranging from medical patients (chemotherapy, alopecia, etc.) to fashion clients seeking aesthetic enhancements.

We are known for being passionate about our calling, providing affordable solutions to having the most comprehensive selection of wigs and hair extensions in a safe warm environment. Our clients become friends, stop by when in the area just to say hi. As our main goal is a relationship with the client, not a transaction.

I’m most proud of the team I’ve created. They truly care about our clients and it shows. And our partnerships with local Dr. Offices and Salons that trust us to send their clients or patients knowing we will take great care of them.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
The biggest supporter has been my mom. Being a client as well she offers us the best feedback to grow and best serve our clients. She encourages me that, “I can do anything” and funny she expects me too.

My fiance has been a great supporter pushing me to think outside the box “what else”.

Lastly, my daughter has been supportive of the entrepreneur lifestyle. She has been on this roller-coaster with me since day one.

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