Salon professional Suzie Bond share the reasons she chose to be part of the beauty industry.
Suzie Bond, owner and stylist Perfect 5th (P5Salon.com) in Mooresville, North Carolina, and portfolio Artist for LâOreal Professionnel.
Why I chose beauty:
âIn 1989 I returned to home base from college to attend a local community college. The credit hours were much less expensive than my four-year private education, so the plan was to take all the credits that would transfer and return to university. While home I decided to also return to my high school job for some extra cash.
âI became totally bored taking just general education classes and decided to attend a local cosmetology school. One year later I graduated and started my first salon job.
âI had finally found a place where I fit in. It wasnât long until I began teaching and approaching stage workâwhat a perfect fit! I could utilize my background in fashion (that high school job was in a bridal salon), my training in college (Berklee College of Music), and create art in my own way, all while making house payments.
âThe best part of the hair industry for me is there is no chance of boredom. Just as I was getting used to serving clients, a sales consultant asked me to attend a training and possibly become a teacher for a color company. I was skeptical, but thought it could never hurt to have relationships and knowledge. That decision not only kept me on a strong career path, but made my life exciting. I utilized the music and entertainment training with production, choreography and platform work for years of major shows. I put those classes we never think we will use into motion (verbal communications and public speaking). Iâve even spent almost two decades traveling and meeting some of the best people in the world (hairdressers)!
âThe most astonishing part is itâs not over yet! I feel Iâve just begun to explore the next phaseâeven after 18 years. Iâve owned Perfect 5th for 10 years now, and joining forces with LâOrÃ©al Professionnel has given me the creative expression I crave: teaching, learning, creating and mentoring. My biggest problem? Finding enough time to accomplish everything on my list!â