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

Hi Hannah, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“To whom much is given, much is required”.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 12, that’s when I started making business cards and doing hair out of my parent’s basement—so being an entrepreneur has always made sense to me and been “in” me. However, at that time entrepreneurship was more like a “hustle” and a means to buy the shoes my father wouldn’t 🙂 I became a business owner 8 years ago and at that time everyone thought I was crazy! In my first salon there were 3 other stylists other than myself and although we all got along fairly well there was not a “team” atmosphere—but that was my fault. I still operated like a solo mission. I’ve always been independent (to a fault actually) and that carried into my business. I was so used to doing things on my own, I felt like I HAD to be and do all. I played every role in my first two locations; from electrician, to plumber, to interior decorator, to accountant, to receptionist…and the list goes on. Some of the decision to be the “jack of all trades” came from our financial bandwidth…we couldn’t afford to be fully staffed, and then some of the decision was admittedly…ego. You know the “I can do it better”, “no one can do it like me” syndrome.

It wasn’t until SNATCHED Beauty Bar grew and the vision for it became even bigger and clearer that I had to come to grips with the fact that we could NOT and would NOT go any further without a TEAM! And that’s when I hired our part time salon manager Mecca— who also happens to be my sister-in-law! I was nervous…actually SCARED because I was finally relinquishing control (well some of it haha—I’m a work in progress)! We have grown from a team of 4 in the very beginning to a team of 9 including myself—and believe you me, there were periods where it was JUST me! I am so grateful to be able to say that I am surrounded by a TEAM.

SNATCHED is in growth mode and I look forward to what’s to come, the moves that will be made will require me to release even more control and let go of ego completely. I have been able to not only acknowledge and accept that I can’t do it alone but I find joy in it now…I—we NEED people to grow, and that is OKAY! The most successful business people understand the importance of teams, teamwork, partnerships, a TRIBE and that they are truly better “together”.

If you’re out there and you want to “do it by myself” “I want it to be all mine” “I want something of my own”, I hear you, I feel you and I’ve been you! Do NOT underestimate the power and even the monetary value of partnering and/or building and creating a team.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oooowee I love this question! So I believe in taking people to some of the “non-touristy” spots. Spot’s that might not come up first on Google.

First we’d stop by SNATCHED Beauty Bar (shameless plug haha) to get our hair, nails, and lashes done! After being pampered we’d enjoy a daiquiri at the black owned Daiquiri Shoppe in Grand Prairie, a good daiquiri pairs great with seafood. And those who know me, know that I LOVE seafood so we’d have to stop by Red Claw in Arlington to enjoy lunch!

The DFW area has much to enjoy- we’d do some shopping in Trader’s Village, The Highlands, Grand Prairie Outlets, enjoy an exhibit or two at the Dallas Aquarium and Fort Worth Zoo—they have a petting zoo! Can you tell I’m a mom now?!?! Haha! For more adult fun, we could enjoy dinner at Pangea in Dallas and drinks at the Sugar Factory.

One of my favorite “party” spots is Heroes Lounge, great Caribbean atmosphere!

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?
A special salute to my person…thank you for everything along the way..and I promise to never ask you to paint an entire salon again orrrrr install the flooring again…I think 😉

To my “team” I appreciate you! I love you! I thank you! And GOD….you did/do/are doing that!!!

Website: Www.iam-snatched.com

Instagram: @iam.snatched @simplyhb_ @snatchedbeautybar

Facebook: SNATCHED Beauty Bar

Image Credits
Jasmyn Renee Photography

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