Shannon King was born into the beauty industry. His parents owned a salon and he grew up there. He had a first hand view of just exactly how hard it would be to own a salon. His parents kept a positive prospective on the career and him and his siblings ended up in the Beauty Industry too.
Shannon graduated from college (the first in his family to do it) after he got his license. He came out of college in zero debt because he did hair to support himself while he was doing it.
He owns two salons in Brooklyn and he is working his passion in a space for EVERYONE. His core values matter and he is changing the way people view salons every single day.
Shannon has such a unique presence and you do not want to miss out on my time with him. I want to do it all again!
My Favorite Quotes from the Episode:
“I was the first person in my family to go to college. I had to.”
“I paid for college by doing hair. I graduated with zero debt.”
“I wanted a place and space for my daughter who is biracial to get her hair done and done well.”
“We are Hair&Co and everyone thinks the co is for company, but it is for our values. Our values are collaboration, community, commitment, confidence, communication.”
“If you don’t (learn all hair types) you are going to cut yourself short.”