Last year, Dunbar partnered with a homeless shelter and did makeovers. Leading up to the event, she asked her guests to clean out their beauty closets and she gathered boxes of products to give to the women from the shelter.
“The way I saw those ladies walk in and the way I saw them walk out is why I do these things.”
If all these accomplishments were not enough, Dunbar also works on editorial shoots, runway events and red carpet galas. She was also the first manicurist to represent the beauty industry to the lawmakers on Capitol Hill as part of the "Welcome to Our World" event established by the Professional Beauty Federation, an organization comprised of professional salon industry companies and associations including AACS, ISBN, ISPA, JCPenney Salons, OPI, PBA, and Sexy Hair, WTOW involves hundreds of salon pros who volunteer their skills and services to this event, offering manicures, haircuts, makeup applications and chair massages to Capitol Hill staffers.
"I want to be part of showing what we as an industry do to transform lives."
Dunbar’s advice for professionals entering the industry:
1. Surround yourself with good mentors, people that can lead, guide and direct you.
2. Choose a salon cautiously. You want to be in a salon that will pour something into you as you pour something into them. You have to be the perfect fit.
3. Be patient. Be the best you that you know how to be every hour of every day. Develop your excellence. Strengthen your weakness and your strength.
5. Don’t be afraid to fail, because it’s not about your failure it is about how many times you get up.
6. If you want to make money, you have to get up. Have a conversation with your boss if you are sitting down every day. You have been given an opportunity and it is up to you to turn it into success.