Today we are introducing you to Trista, hairdresser and small business owner of Trizzy’z Hair, in Cessnock NSW.
Trista has worked as a hairdresser for 13 years and felt it was time for a change. She was tossing up between continuing hair dressing or changing her career path when she decided to open her own small hairdressing business. When COVID19 hit, Trista approached Many Rivers to support her as she became a small business owner of her own hairdressing salon.
“The biggest change for me is being at work all the time. You don’t really have much time to do anything else obviously, but it is beneficial, and I really enjoy, it so that is fine!”
Make sure to follow Trista on Facebook and take a look at what she has to say about her hairdressing small business journey with Trizzy’z Hair.
I’ve been operating my small business, Trizzy’z Hair, since the first week of July. Before that, I was just casually doing hair from home and deciding what to do during the pandemic. The last place that I worked wasn’t really good. So I was unsure whether to go back to hairdressing or to change career paths in general. And then I decided to open my own business. When the pandemic hit I decided to reach out to Many Rivers.
I have been in the industry for 13 years. I always dreamed of having my own salon and I have a lot of clients that always come back to me. Luckily, I did have a lot of support that was pushing me towards opening a business and saying that it is a good idea.
Working with Many Rivers
I’ve received business coaching and they have helped me start my business as well. I did have a business plan and a cashflow plan already because I’d done one for the NEIS program. We simplified it to the Many Rivers format and Tania, my Many Rivers business coach, has been very helpful with profits and loss statements.
At the start we contacted each other fortnightly over the phone. Recently, I just contact her when I have questions.
Tania was able to help me with the planning and what I need to do paperwork-wise. I looked at two salons and she actually came with me to look at both. It was good to have a second opinion on what I thought was right.
The pandemic. Everything has been pretty easy and good. I was going to sign my lease the week we went into lockdown. I was lucky that I didn’t sign it then and I signed it after the lockdown ended.
My business is going successfully and I’m looking to expand to eyelash extensions and makeup. There are always people coming in and asking for eyelash extensions for weddings and other events.
Future Goals for Trizzy’z Hair
I hope to be able to hire staff members and just have a successful small business that can grow and keep growing. I have rented a space for makeup and eyelash extensions which will be happening soon. Last week I interviewed someone to help me with this and so that’s going to happen soon too.
Thanks Trista for sharing your journey as a small business owner of Trizzy’z Hair.
We want to encourage more and more people to take that first step towards building on their small business ideas, or their existing business.
We’re here to support you the whole way.
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