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

Hi Anna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process throughout starting my own salon was simply the word “different”. I didn’t want my clients to walk into my salon and feel like they were walking into any other salon. I wanted my clients to have an elevated experience the minute they walked in until the minute they left! I wanted their experience with me to be exceptional, over-the-top, memorable and most importantly, different.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started Cosmetology school when I was just 16 years old. I actually went to a trade school my junior and senior year of high school because I already knew exactly what I wanted in life and thought “why wait?”. I took those steps to get licensed and immediately started my career after I graduated. I moved between a few salons for a couple years to begin searching for what for me the best. I then began to learn about the industry, the ins and outs, and most importantly what I could do to better it. At 22 years old I finally decided to go out in my own and open my own suite! It wasn’t easy, not even a little bit. I was absolutely terrified. I took everything I had learned from my previous salons and used that knowledge to create my dream space, my salon, my home.

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?
Fort Worth is HOME to me! There are so many amazing places to visit! The Stockyards station is so fun and has a ton of fun/historical bars, places to eat and some of the coolest shops! If you love to take selfies and hang with your girlfriends then the Wonder Bar in Dallas is a BLAST! The Social House in downtown Fort Worth is another great spot! Best brunch place and AMAZING mimosas!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to recognize my friends and family for always supporting my dreams and goals and doing everything possible to motivate me and set me up for nothing but success. The amount of pure love and support that poured out from every single person in my life is honestly unbelievable. I am truly lucky to have the people in my life and to be so incredibly blessed.

Website: acbeautyartistry.glossgenius.com

Instagram: ac_beautyartistry

Facebook: AC Beauty Artistry

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Image Credits
Personal image photographer Instagram: @joscelyn_ivey

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