We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Sylvan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
This is a question that’s very dear to my heart, I would not be who I’m today without work life balance. I call it Business vs Personal, Its sounds simple but really difficult. Life balancing has to be mastered in order to be successful in business, I didn’t understand that earlier in my career because my personal life/business was all jumbled up like one big pot of gumbo. I was a single mother with a full time job and a part-time hair stylist on the evening/weekends. It was very difficult for me to manage my business with everything that I had on my plate, I was emotionally, physically and mentally a drained. When my daughter turned 5 I began to have somewhat of a routine/schedule, then I figured it was time do the same for my business. I kept pushing, pushing with a lot of bumps in the road but with hard work ,consistency and dedication I never gave up. Currently now I’m a Wife, mother and business owner now Life Balancing is a smooth ride for me.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Suites@35 Hair Salon 1837 W. Frankford rd. #108
Carrollton, Tx 75007
Please tell us more about your business? Suiteat35 is an amazing that has taken the beauty industry to another level, adding luxury and modern design to the suite concept. We offer the benefit of 8 individual or shared suites that include high end finishes and equipment, custom station cabinetry, major utilities, two waiting area’s, free business resources.
We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others? Suitesat35 is a one-stop shop with multiple hair services under one roof, Customers can get all they need in just “one stop” also including handbags & sunshades.
What you are most proud of or excited about? I’m very proud & excited to see each individual businesses be success in a industry they love.
How did you get to where you are today business-wise? Was it easy? I would say being consist and my drive of never giving up on my goals. It wasn’t easy at all but what is? nothing in life is easy nor Free. My motto is why wouldn’t you want to fight for yourself, if you don’t who would.
If not, how did you overcome the challenges? I overcame through prayer, learning me, and surrounding myself around others that’s goal driven.
What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way? Always continue to speak, be and think positive, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
What do you want the world to know about you? I typically move in silence but just note I’m not done yet, I have several business projects that I’m currently working on so stay tuned.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend is coming to town for a week, We would most definitely start with shopping(mall’s/outlets) then visit the shops of legacy and boardwalks (Frisco) ,explore Dallas downtown life such as Bishop Art’s Area.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Family & support of Friends