We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexa Jimenez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexa, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
It’s kinda interesting, before I became an entrepreneur/independent hairstylist, I would always steer away from anything risky. I think In a practical way and I always stick to the safest options that guarantee success. I became Independent back in 2020, whilst the pandemic was just starting, it was the biggest risk I have ever taken, especially with times being very uncertain. But the reward will always outweigh the risk, and just like in any business venture, you have to take risks in order to grow.

What should our readers know about your business?
I have been in the hair industry for about 6 going on 7 years. I became independent late 2020, and got a spot at Jennifer Nicole salon. I offer services that are suited for anyone in your family, from hair colors to haircuts (men, women and kids). What sets me apart from other stylists, is the way I view my clients and the experience I deliver to them. I didn’t just get into this business to “just do hair,” but to build a client and stylist relationship that makes the person in the chair feel that they can trust me with their hair and stories they want to share of their day to day lives. I am where I am today with the great support of family, and determination. Going independent is definitely not an easy thing to do, and still isn’t. I’m going on 2 years now, and there has been trial and errors in this journey. The way I’ve overcame them was to keep pushing through them. I always think bigger picture and try not to sweat the little things. Like my father always tells me, only worry about the things you can control.. if you don’t like something you have the power to change it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would definitely take them to the hardwood district in downtown and enjoy some good drinks and food at “Te Deseo” and “Happiest Hour.” Maybe go to white rock lake for some trail walking and also check out some of the scenic views of the dallas area like hunt hill bridge park, or going to the star district in Frisco and hanging out at Klyde Warren park. Those are definitely some of my favorites.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
When I first started doing hair, my long term goal was always to get my experience and eventually go out on my own and gradually turn it into a salon/business. Both my parents are immigrants from Mexico and watching them make ends meet growing up really motivated me to become and do more, not only for them but for my future as well. They definitely are an awesome support system mentally, physically and emotionally. I work alongside with great people as well. Jennifer who owns JEnnifer Nicole salon, really helps me with keeping myself accountable and I wouldn’t be where I’m at without her. She believed I could do this before I even believed in myself.

Instagram: @aleexabear

Facebook: @ Hair by alexa

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