We had the good fortune of connecting with Shelby Ranson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shelby, why did you pursue a creative career?
This creative industry found me. After working, in hospitals and pharmacies for a few years, I moved back home and enrolled in beauty college on a whim with my best friend.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My favorite subjects were always health, art, photography and music making this an excellent career choice. Not only do I spend my days creating living sculptures and colors but I’m also able to provide a space for women to connect with each other. Especially now, because of the pandemic, there are many people feeling quite secluded. A salon is a place where people can socialize safely, weather you enjoy chatting, listening to music or just want to relax quietly and get pampered. I’d have to say, as a business owner, self promotion has been the most challenging. It doesn’t come naturally. Therefore, on my days off, you will find me taking all kinds of courses and working on my business. If you’re passionate the drive will come naturally. I’m proud to work in an industry that allows me creative freedom and also enables me to lift women’s spirits.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d like to take a friend to Long Beach. Shoreline Village, Belmont Shore, The Pike and Pine Street have many restaurants and venues to explore. The Queen Mary and Aquarium of the Pacific are fun and relaxing. In April The Long Beach Grand Prix is a must!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My sister, Tracy, also a hairstylist was my inspiration.