Women of Beauty: Carolyn HelmsLesson learned: “I used to hire stylists with big books, thinking it would make life easier. Big mistake! Big books sometimes mean big diva mentality…and they tend to walk and take a few stylists with them. Now I hire people that I like and train them.”

Best advice: “You really need to love this industry to be successful, happy and make money. Listen to the salon owners whom you aspire to be like. The people in our industry are so giving and love to share their knowledge. Reach out and take their advice. It has always worked for me.”

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