Gilt Edge Barber Owner's Best Advice To Aspiring Business Owners

June 24, 2017 | Posted By: Connor Watkins


Gilt Edge Barber is a full-service salon offering all types of services including haircuts, color, waxing and even designs. If your son wants a soccer ball cut in his head, or your daughter wants a heart with her pixie cut, they can take care of that. They are a one-stop shop for the whole family. The salon also offers professional styling products upon request including many well-known brands such as Redken, Paul Mitchell, Biolage, American Crew and Joico.

Owner Kendra Johnson said that the most gratifying part of her job is making people happy, especially the children that come into the salon. “It’s hard enough to get kids to want things that are necessary, a haircut being one of those things, so if a child is running to the chair and leaves with a smile then my job is done,” Kendra said. Kendra is one of the seven stylists at the salon and hopes to extend her business into Columbia even into other states.

Although she is only 26, Kendra knows what it means to run a successful business. “People often ask, ‘how did you start a business so young?’ That’s easy! Stop saying, ‘I’m trying’ and start doing,” she said. “Take the plunge. Cry a little, but stay motivated and most importantly, enjoy the journey.”

Gilt Edge Barber is located at 5495-F Sunset Blvd in Lexington, S.C. Be sure to visit www.giltedgebarber.com for a full list of the services offered or call the salon at 803.490.2251 to make an appointment.

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