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

Hi Tanner, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
There really was no thought process when it came to me starting my business. I was thrown into and just winged it. It took a lot of trial and error, figuring out what worked best for me and my clients. Here I am 5 years into having Running with Scissors and I still always tweaking it.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others. My ability to not only know and understand what my clients want, but the ability to feel what they want. A lot of my clients can come in and sit down and without saying a word walk out completely satisfied with the what I’ve done. Most of my clients are not just clients, they’re family. And their happiness is my happiness. I believe I have a gift in making them feel confident in what they see when they look in the mirror. And that translates into confidence into other areas of their lives. I’m changing the world, one snip at a time. No it wasn’t easy, but I love a good challenge. I worked my butt off to get where I’m at, and in today’s time it’s still hard. Surviving though a pandemic has been quite a rollercoaster, but I strapped on my boots and made it happen. I’m a take one day at time kinda guy. I love for the present. Being a hairstylist there’s always a lesson learned, new techniques color lines. It’s a never ending growth cycle. Trust your gut it’s never wrong! I started my business from absolutely nothing and now I’m living my dreams.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Julie Rhymes-boss/mentor Robbie Cartrite- mom Every single one of my clients without y’all I wouldn’t be here! Anna Lee Clark- boss/mentor Friend and family Melissa Hurtado Brandi Kirkland

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Facebook: Tanner Cartrite

Image Credits
Charlet Lee @thephotobabe

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