Shear Passion Hair Studio, LLC, LaTonya Lewis-Tunsil
I’m a Licensed Cosmetologist of 11 ½ years and the founder/owner of Shear Passion Hair Studio LLC since 2016.
What inspired me to become a business owner was the fact I wanted to create my own space that felt welcoming for my clients while enhancing my creativity and their vision.
What I feel is special about my business is that you leave my salon feeling loved and you don’t have to worry about sharing your time with other clients. We offer 1 on 1 service.
My highest moments have been opening my salon, surviving the pandemic and achieving 5 years in business as of July 1st, 2021. My lowest moments were trying to stay focused after finding out my father had a heart attack, months later finding out he had cancer and then his death all in less than 9 months, 2018 was really bad.
I heard about SCORE in 2007 and used their website for resources to help me start my first business. I have never had a mentor, but I loved what they stood for, and I wanted to be be useful to my community and fellow business owners, so I volunteered.
SCORE helped me with templets that I could use, and seminars. As a mentor it helped me enhance my prospective of the business process and the difference of opinions. Also there is never a wrong way to start a business.
What I have learned from being a business owner is that you can never be fully prepared, never procrastinate, pay yourself, put money away for emergencies, always be willing to learn from others, and most of all take some me time.