Meet Tasha Buckner Shirley of Elements of Art Hair Gallery in Tucker

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Tasha Buckner Shirley.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Tasha. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Growing up my father was a Master Cosmetologist at a salon across the street from my grandmother’s house. I would go over all the time to just hang out and play. I never realized that I was learning things without actually being taught until years later. After many combs stuck in my mom’s hair and a few hairless dolls later, I realized was very interested in hair. My last years of high school I found myself trying things on myself as well as my friend’s hair. That is when I decided that I wanted to pursue cosmetology as a profession. I initially went off to college to get a degree only to find myself skipping class and doing everyone’s hair in my dorm room. After about a year I left college and went to cosmetology school. I loved it!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been an easy road. In the beginning, after you’ve graduated, you think you’re going to go and make money fast but that is not the case. So building and maintaining my clientele was a big obstacle at first. Learning to charge my worth was also a challenge. And learning what business model worked best for my salon was a struggle as well.

Elements Of Art Hair Gallery – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We thrive on principles that promote positivity and creativity like many masterpieces. It has established itself as a place where our focus is on the health and condition of your hair. We have mastered the ability to create unique styles, custom colors and execute precision cuts on all hair types.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment was when we were able to provide makeovers and lunch to the battered women from a local women’s shelter. The life in their eyes when they looked in the mirrors after we were done was priceless. That is my proudest moment.

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