We had the good fortune of connecting with Lina Franklin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lina, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think positively about risks. It sharpens your edge. Risks create definition, or it least it has for me. It started small for me. One of my first memorable risk was an emotional one. I showed up late to a group interview, and decided to take the lead. My audacity to sing Happy birthday with no vocal training landed my first job. Being yourself is risky.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the owner of, HAIRSCAPING, a specialty haircut shop located in Decatur, Ga. Diversity definitely sets my shop apart from others. In order to serve other cultures you have to take time to learn about them. I’m most excited about creating a new thought in the hair industry. I got where I am today in business by, actually considering advice from others, seeking education, not dwelling on where I went wrong, and daily effort. My brand was created in the love for good haircuts for a fair price. We are the win-win salon brand.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Let’s say my best friend is visiting for a week. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a must. The botanical garden is so beautiful. It’s the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon and a good lunch. In Brookhaven there’s Polelateaz & Dream Girl Lyra, where we can learn some aerial dance. We have to grab cake from Piece of Cake after shopping at The Bleu Hanger in Decatur, Ga. At least one night have an amazing dinner and view at the Sun Dial. We’ll visit Krog street and chose some shops to try. Just to make it unique, we’ll have a late night spa visit at JeJu 24 hr Spa in Gwinnett, Ga.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to , Creative Director, Lance Dion. Thank you for all of the encouragement and advice you given throughout my life. Margi Whitworth, Sr. Sales Director, thank you for your mentorship. My husband, family, and close friends have been an awesome support system. Thank you all! Also, shoutout to Sherida DeFrance for supporting small black businesses.
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