We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Heinrikson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
To be honest, it was always really important to me that I enjoy what I do. I never wanted to have a job I don’t like, hate going to, or find super stressful; especially if we have to work most of our life! Being a hairstylist I get to be creative, I’m always learning and growing and getting better, and I get to have fun and make other people feel beautiful; and that’s really special.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Taking the jump from working at a commission based salon to becoming an independent stylist is scary even for stylists with well established clientele…which is something I didn’t have. Luckily my salon is in a great area and has a great reputation. I’ve honestly loved every client that has sat in my chair so far. I really feel our vibe at the salon and who we all are as people has great energy and has attracted all of the right clients to us! I really don’t want my clients to feel like they’re part of a factory of people coming in and out without any connection. It’s important to me that we get along and enjoy our time together and my client gets to feel special.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We actually are definitely homebodies (haha!). But we do have horses and there are some awesome horse ranches to see, and some great cutting events! 7th street is also really fun and has lots of bars and restaurants. Lastly would definitely be the Stockyards, I feel like that’s a must for any “tourist” coming to see Fort Worth.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly my partner! He has been incredibly supportive between working hard to provide for our family, giving me the opportunity to stay home during the pandemic and do virtual learning with our son, and now supporting me starting my own business by going independent at Tribe Salon. Also, all of my new coworkers and the salons owner Sara: everyone is so kind and helpful! I really feel supported all the way around and that’s made a big difference.