We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy KC Clough and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy KC, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Habitually I am a “yes person”. Saying yes to almost any opportunity or challenge thrown my way really helped to push me forward in both having a full book of clients as well as constantly learning.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In a creative industry where there is talent on every corner of Dallas I found it important to never stop learning. Leaving a salon after 8+ years to dive into a new work place was great for me. I found myself very observant and inspired by how all of these new coworkers ran their business while still focusing on the quality of the craft. Managing the business practices and goals outside of the actual art of hair dressing has been an awesome challenge and being surrounded by peers who all do things differently is an educational gift. Learning to manage a book, focus on revenue potential and cost, establish client relationships and still continue to put out high quality work has been a lesson in work life balance.
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?
Oh man, that’s a tough one. Dallas just has so much to offer. I stay closer to the East side because there is a quaint community vibe. East Dallas has such a tight knit community of family owned business that makes home feel special. Goodfriend beer garden, Curiosities Antiques, The Heights, and Times Ten Cellars are jut a few East Dallas gems that I adore.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have found my strongest pillars of strength right here within the industry. I work closely with a great friend Jennifer Lopez as a stylist. Sharing a clientele with someone you trust both your business and personal life with is a game changer. Also, Max Gillies (owner of The House on Lovers) is a dear friend of mine. Watching him dive head first into salon ownership has been wildly inspiring. The book ‘Cant Hurt Me” by David Goggins describes that when our mind is ready to give up that our body has really only used up about forty percent of its potential. When facing business struggles, especially in a year like all small business owners have faced this year, that book always grounds and inspires me.