We had the good fortune of connecting with Lynneé Bowman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lynneé, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
So I have to start off saying that I NEVER considered becoming an entrepreneur. The thought of working for myself was something that I could not fathom. It seemed super intimidating and overwhelming. Then came Covid-19, and like many others, my perspective started to shift. I had been in the industry almost 10 years and I was ready for a change, but not quite a career change. I was ready for something that will excite me all over again. I wanted to be at a place where I could have full control over the environment, culture, and express my own creativity. So why not just open my own salon?! It was risky for sure, but I was ready. I was ready to take a bet on myself and take all that I have learned over the past 10 years and put it to use. I have to say it has been the greatest decision I have ever made.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets Haven Hair Salon apart from other salons is that my clients truly get that well-deserved one-on-one self care time. I do not double book clients, and I disinfect and sanitize regularly. We can chat freely without judgment or not. If you just want some peace and quiet while you get some work done, we can do that too! Do you want to catch up on your favorite TV show while getting your hair done? Say no more. It’s literally my client’s safe ‘Haven’.
Getting to where I am now was somewhat easy. Once I got out of my own head and told myself that it was now or never to take this leap everything kind of just fell into place. Fortunately, I am a very disciplined person and I take my responsibility to offering my clients top-tier service seriously.
I want the world to know, especially African American women, is that you can do it. Whatever you have passion for, whatever drives your purpose, WHATEVER you dream of can be fulfilled. You just have to put in the WORK. You have to be dedicated to your craft.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yes! Ryan Bordelon-Godfrey. He was my mentor and helped propel me to where I am today. I respect and am so, so grateful for all that he has taught me.