We had the good fortune of connecting with Kat Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kat, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my brand are the relationships with my clients. They have to trust me for me to be able to give top notch service. I’ve known most of them for years now and have just started from servicing one person to knowing the family. A familiar face brings comfort in a salon environment.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve been a hairstylist for 19 years now and time has definitely flown! I’m having fun doing what I love so my passion doesn’t feel like work! I’ve gotten where I am today because I’m a “people person”. I’ve never been afraid to spark a conversation. When you’re easy to talk to it makes people trust you so that’s the first step in hairstyling. My journey wasn’t always easy. I started from a clean slate. I didn’t have any clients nor stylist when I opened my business. I tried everything from ads in the paper to passing out flyers to the local colleges UNT and TWU just to get my brand known. I met my long time stylist and friend of nine years Elenor through a relative and the rest is history! Elenor has been a light to Hair Studio 18! I’ve learned to let things be through this process. I do my best to please my clients by treating them well and the return has been very rewarding. We have continued to be nominated for various awards in my county and that alone makes me feel accomplished as a business owner.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Before I begin my days I workout at F45 in Little Elm. The trainers push me to be a stronger and better person. Health is wealth in my eyes! I’m a pretty chill person so if I had a friend visiting I’d start the week out by relaxing I’d be taking them to Spa Castle in Carrollton it has multiple saunas, a bar, hotel and restaurants. Then we’d visit the Perot Museum it has lots of interactive exhibits to explore. I also love the Dallas World Aquarium. It’s has a jungle like vibe inside of it. On the end of the visit we’d finish off by hanging at Paschal Bar on the Denton Square. It’s a hidden spot with and old school library style feel.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to two people! One is my wonderful husband for seeing the potential for me to be great and pushing me to build a business on my own! Another great person is my long time friend and stylist of my salon Elenor Gilbert! She’s been an amazing help to me with simple things like managing my schedule by being efficient in how I go about hairstyling to color weaving techniques. Elenor has great confidence and gets things handled!