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Interview in VoyageATL

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristen ‘K.C’ Colemon.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kristen. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am originally from Marietta, GA and grew up in Smyrna, GA. I moved to Knoxville, TN  six years ago to help take care of my grandparents who were ill. I then began my career in the beauty industry, by going to cosmetology school. I attended Virginia College cosmetology program, graduating in 2014. I then went to a makeup boot camp, allowing me to gain knowledge about the business and helpful tips when applying makeup for my clients.

While attending college and boot camp, I created my own business. The business was officially formed as a result of a class project. Our instructor challenged us to create a salon, showing the ins-and-out of the business. Mock business plan, floor plans, even business cards. I exceeded that! I took the project to the next level! Creating t-shirts, brochures, 3D floor plans, business cards, and so on! My business was named ‘Sass’N Edge Beauty and Photography’, and it offered beauty services like; Hair styling, makeup, and photography, I interned and worked at a high-end salon in Knoxville. Learning more about my craft, competing in a few international hair competitions with Intercoiffure America and Canada, working on photo shoot sets, weddings and so much more. All while servicing and growing my own business on the side.

My business became so high in demand that I was no longer able to keep up with my day job. Forcing me to quit and make my “side business” a “real business”. I then started to think on a larger scale, changing my company’s name from “Sass’N Edge” to incorporating my name! Making my business and name be unforgettable to my clients.

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