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Hattori Hanzo Shears Stylist Spotlight: Casey Roman

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 Name: Casey Roman
City: Washington, PA
Salon: Krave Hair Studio

Favorite Hanzo Shear: HH1-5.5

 My favorite pair would have to be the HH-1 5.5 because I love to cut dry hair and these shears slide right through the hair.

Casey Roman got into the hair industry as soon as she graduated high school. She graduated from Washington High School in 2003, and she also attended Western Area Career and Technology Center. Following high school Casey took a few cosmetology classes at South Hills Beauty Academy. Casey’s motivation would be incomplete without including her hard work and determination. She is determined and she wanted to make it in the hair industry and she definitely did that! She would describe her business experience as challenging and fun. “I find something new everyday that I love about my job” Roman says.

Business Advice From Casey

Casey would like to give advice on hiring someone with more of a high energy personality to keep the motivation moving on a long day. Casey says firing can be tough at times but “If they’re messing with your flow, they gotta go.” Casey thinks it is extremely important to post your work to social media because it lets you keep in touch with your clientele and to keep your clientele informed with the new and upcoming styles. Casey says that she has an accountant that she keeps in touch with, and she is on her own payroll through. She things these two things are very important so they can keep track of her accounts and payroll. Casey would give advice to keep track of your inventory and products. She keeps track of all of her color and inventory and she does online booking to keep things tight.

In one sentence, how would you describe your experiences thus far as a business owner?

My experience as a business owner has been very rewarding, self motivating, and has taught me that hard work can really pay off.

What has been the best advice you’ve received as a business owner and who gave it to you?

The best advice I ever received was from my cosmetology teacher Susan Criswell, to always believe in myself and don’t let anybody shoot me down.

Being able to change the past is an idea that we’d all like to do sometimes. If you could do one thing over again, what would it be? What would you change?

If I could change the past I would change the availability and convince of online learning to better myself as a stylist.

Hiring employees is always an interested subject. What are things you look for when you’re interviewing a potential staff member?

I look for professionalism, positive and out going attitude, and self confidence.

A lot of salon or shop owners are always looking for new ways to praise or reward their team. How do you reward or praise your staff when they’ve done a great job?

I  am constantly reminding my assistants and teammates verbally how great they do. I always reward my girls with coffee and snacks as well on the weekends.

Salon Education Thoughts

Casey has hosted to a few Hanzo classes, and she also attends online education for Wella. Oscar Bond and Wayne Tuggle have hosted classes at Krave. Casey’s team learned advanced bob cutting techniques, and round layers. Casey does feel like a business educator will help a salon or shop business.

Get To Know Casey

If your family or friends could describe your character in one word, what would that word be?

I could be described as very outgoing by my family and friends.

What’s your favorite dessert?

My favorite dessert is apple pie

What’s an average Saturday night look like for you?

An average Saturday night for me would be at home snuggling on my couch with my 2 Pitt bulls Iceis and Ash.

What are your pizza toppings?

My favorite pizza topping would have to be bacon

What’s your favorite board game?

Hungry Hungry Hippos

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to the Amazon Rain Forest.

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