We had the good fortune of connecting with Ami Kristin Pitre and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ami Kristin, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think that is a two part answer for me. Personally it is important to me that my relationship with the client is more significant than just hair. We build meaningful friendships, they confide in me and I want each and every one of them not only to look beautiful when they leave, but feel beautiful too. A lot of my clients are busy and spend most of their waking hours working and taking care of others – they deserve a couple of hours of pure bliss. As a leader it’s important that I recruit and retain the right talent. Naturally they have to be talented, but it’s about a lot more than that for me. Each and every one of the girls who works at AKS has to fit the culture. They have to be eager to continue to learn, train and evolve both professionally and personally. Working at AKS it is more than a job, it’s a whole lifestyle. When the chemistry is right, we can make real magic.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As an artist I believe it is important to really understand each client. Sometimes that isn’t as simple as just asking them for the look that they would like to achieve. It’s important to understand the persons lifestyle. It’s easy to create a fantastic look when they walk out of the salon, but it needs to be both manageable and age well. I really pride myself on painting beautiful colors that look as good when I see them out and about as it did when they left the salon.
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?
I think Dallas has a beautiful skyline, so we would probably start with a tour of the best rooftops in town. We would grab a drink in Trinity Grove and snag dinner in Bishop Arts. The next day we would explore Rockwall where I live and work. We would walk around the quaint downtown, shop and enjoy brunch at a nice mom and pop restaurant. After that we would catch the sunset on the lake. I really believe we get some amazing sunsets here. Dallas has a really active nightlife scene – there is a good chance we would end up popping champagne bottles and dancing the night away.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give my team all the credit on this one. Each and everyone one of them plays a crucial role in the success of the salon. At times running a business can be challenging – but they are always there to provide motivation, inspiration and a vibe that keeps me moving in the right direction.
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