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

Hi Cori, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
If you know me, you know I love my city and my community. I have plans to use that love and expand my business Hair by Cori J into Eight One Seven Salon because I want the artists in the DFW area to have a place where they are seen and heard. My plan for Eight One Seven Salon is a full service salon that has hair stylists, tattoo artists, piercers, nail techs, and esthetician’s all from the DFW area. I also want to give painters, photographers, etc. in DFW a place to showcase their art and be able to profit off their art. I want the music in the salon to be by artists from the DFW and I would like for DFW Instagram businesses to have a place to host pop up shops. My business is going to be bigger than me. I want every artist to be successful no matter what their art is.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In my industry, there’s constant competition which only motivates me to work even harder and to learn from them. There are so many talented stylists that I come across every day whether it’s in person or on Instagram. I honestly can’t tell you what sets me apart from the other talented stylists in this industry. I think all of us have a lot in common. I think a lot of us have different work ethics and we all have different strengths. I think it’s important to continue to learn and be inspired by each other. I got where I am today by working hard and believing in myself. Some days were definitely harder than others but keeping my eye on my goals and staying focused helped me get to this point in my life. I would love for people to know that my brand and who I am as a person is for the people. I love everyone and I want everyone to be successful.

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 would definitely have to take them to the Stockyards in Fort Worth because you can’t visit this area without going through there. My favorite place to eat in the stockyards is definitely H3 and there’s so many touristy things to do. I would also take them to 7th street right outside of Downtown Fort Worth for the nightlife plus the good places to eat there as well. My favorite in that area is probably Velvet Taco and I also love the pizza from Reservoir Bar & Kitchen. Magnolia Street is also a favorite area of mine so we would definitely go over there to eat brunch at my favorite place, Brewed.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Definitely my mom. She is the reason why I’m such a hard worker. She set the perfect example growing up of what exactly working hard can get you. She also taught me to be fiercely independent and I’m so thankful for that. My mom was a Fort Worth Police Officer for 23 years and is now the first female Chief of Police of Sansom Park. With everything going on in the world right now, I think it’s extremely important to spotlight a police officer who is doing the right things. I’m proud of the police officer that she is and I’m very proud to be her daughter. There’s no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her love and support.

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