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

Hi Tomika, what role has risk played in your life or career?
As a salon owner, risks are one of the tasks that I feel like no matter what I have to take on. It’s apart of being a salon owner. I just have to make sure that whatever falls on my lap is taken care of expeditiously, so that time and energy isn’t dwelled on it too long.

What should our readers know about your business?
Please tell us more about your business: I am the owner of a full service salon Whip-Lash Salon & Beautique located in Smyrna, GA. We offer hair bundles, as well as, a variety of services ranging from Hair extensions to Lash Extensions.

What sets us apart is….
We offer customer service! I feel that that’s what our community and industry lacks.

How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy?
Never give up! Always put God first! It wasn’t easy, I’ve been crossed and attempted to be knocked down but GOD! Just accept people for who they are and know that people in your life for a reason, season and/or lifetime. No matter what I didn’t give up!

What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?
People aren’t who they appear to be
Always have eyes in your business or a good camera system
ALWAYS hire GREEN! Those are people who are on the same mission as you!

What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I never gave up! I worked super hard and I know my time is coming…..Whip-Lash Salon is more than a brand its a experience! We hope to see you soon!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank God first and foremost, because without him nothing is possible. Next, I would like to thank my mom for supporting my dream and holding my son while making this dream come true.

Website: www.whiplashsalon.com

Instagram: @meek_over

Facebook: facebook.com/whiplashsalon

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