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Meet Trailblazer Gina Scalpone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gina Scalpone.

Gina, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Glamhairus is an on-site Image Consulting company that I started in 2010 and since it’s creation, it’s grown from a one woman show (me!) to a team of 15! During bridal season, my team of makeup artists and hair stylists and I specialize in going to our clients home or hotel and providing hair and makeup services for their wedding. In 2017 we had 30 weddings and special events all over the city! I’ve been in the industry, as a hairstylist, for 22 years and specialize in haircuts, extensions, color and keratin treatments. I also provide in-home closet clean outs and closet editing – I really enjoy helping my clients shop in their own closet! They usually just need a new pair of shoes or a few statement pieces of jewelry. I’m extremely passionate about accessories and accessorizing, so seven years ago, I started my own collection where I personally shop for one of a kind pieces for my clients. Sometimes, it’s bridal jewelry or a hair accessory for one of our lovely brides and other times it’s a new spring purse or hat for a client. In addition, I sell custom clip in extensions and wigs to our clients who want a little extra drama to their hair. I blog weekly about my business and personal life and would love for you to follow along on the journey of my multi-passionate small business!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been smooth in the fact that a lot of the major growth started off very organic. It’s so much fun too because it feels good to see our clients enjoy the high-quality services and products that we provide. However, there are constant fires that need to be put out and growing pains in learning the importance of 100% quality team members. All across the board from my accountant to our photographer to our makeup artists on the team.

I’d say to other young women, trust your gut and stick to what you believe in. Don’t let small minded people talk you out of an idea or something you truly believe in!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Glamhairus – what should we know?
What sets us apart is that we provide the entire look from ahead, we’re a one-stop shop. For example, I’d go to your home and provide a hair service and do a hands-on hair styling lesson with products and brushes that you already have in your home. If you don’t have the product, shampoo, comb, etc. I’ll bring it with so you don’t have to run out and get it. If you need your makeup done for a special event, we’ll send over one of our makeup artists and bring necklace options from Glamhairus for your little black dress! We customize every single appointment and item that we sell so that our clients feel like a celebrity. We inspire our clients to think outside the box!

Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
Where to begin with this question… yes is my answer and I have fabulous parents to thank for this. I was taught how to be super responsible and how to work very hard at a young age. I was taught to think independently and outside the box. I was taught to work first play after. I was taught to rely on myself and if I want things done to do it myself (thanks Dad, lol!) I was taught, by watching my parents do this, to always be learning. Try new sports (I’m really into yoga and pole dancing now) new food, new ways to find an answer, learning something new about myself from a self-help book.

Contact Info:

  • Website: Www.Glamhairus.com
  • Phone: 312-646-0781
  • Email: glamhairus@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Glamhairus
  • Facebook: Gina Scalpone
  • Twitter: Glamhairus
  • Other: Pinterest & Youtube Glamhairus

    

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