Hello there! My name is Alyssa and I am the owner of Color Spectrum Salon, a salon studio, in Newtown, Connecticut. Let me give you a little background of my story. I have been licensed for 2 and a half years. I have had a salon suite for 1 and a half years. I am only 19 years old, and I grew up with my parents always pushing me to do better! When it came time to decide on a high school my mom sure did push. I wanted to go to the school where all my friends were going and she made me join my town’s technical high school. This didn’t happen by fault or accident, it happened by God’s original plan. I chose Cosmetology, and I hated it! Now I know hate is a strong word, but I did. I absolutely did not want to stand on my feet all day, I didn’t want to listen to people talk all day, and I sure did not want to have my hands in someone’s hair all day. But, going into my junior year of high school I fell in love with the industry! I couldn’t believe how many options someone could have to change their look and more importantly change the way they felt about themselves. I realized I now had the power to make someone feel better and give them the opportunity to see THEIR OWN beauty.
Once I found my calling, the gift I could only have gotten from above I ran with it. I started taking clients from home and one year later I signed the lease for my suite. Here I am 1 and half years later of being a salon suite owner and I am on the journey of opening my own salon. This all didn’t happen from luck, this happened because of my support system that God has blessed me with. The passion that He has lit in my heart happened from the hard work I’ve put into it. I feel this has happened because I’ve trusted him. It hasn’t been an easy ride but, the things I used to hate about the industry have been things I find as a blessing now. I love listening to people talk, and letting them release because, I can release it all to God and pray for the things I can’t help. When my hands are in hair I feel like I am in the right place. I cannot wait to see where this industry takes me, and I am so grateful to be in God’s hands through it all. If I have any words of advice from anyone just graduating school, keep your faith in God, keep your passion in the work you are doing, and only good things will come! And don’t ever forget we are all Blessed Behind The Chair!
Alyssa – Owner of Color Spectrum Salon