Season 3 Ep008: With only $75 Dollars in Her Pocket to Owning her Own Business with Anna Walker

With only $75 in her pocket to starting her own business

Business owner and life coach Anna Walker dreamed of becoming a hair stylist and salon owner at an early age. Her Initial training began with every doll in the toy chest. Anna’s passion for the beauty industry led to her attending technical school as she simultaneously completed during her high school education.

Her tumultuous childhood brought many challenges. She witnessed abusive behavior between her parents which ultimately led to her mothers death.

 As she got older her dream of becoming a salon owner had shifted.  However, by a chain of unforeseen events in 2009 Anna opened the doors to her own business. Since then she has been voted the best colorist and hairstylist in Richmond, Virginia for 2013.

In this episode Anna speaks on the importance of telling your personal story. She shared her heart wrenching story of watching her mother being abused. She also talks about how to build your clientele and tell how she secured an investor to help start her own business.


“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes everyday. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control” ~Elizabeth Gilbert


In this Episode we discuss:

- Dealing with abusive relationships
– Why every hairstylist is a life coach
– Standing in your truth and owning it
– Stepping out on faith
– Goal setting
– Your #1 marketing tool
– Knowing when to sever ties
– The importance of making a good first impression
– Persevering through the hard times in life
– Facing your fears
– The importance of asking for help
– Separating friendship and business
– Make it or break it moments


Links Mentioned in this Episode:

PBA: Cut it Out

Mz H20 on Facebook

Hair Artist TV


Instagram: @body2soulsalon

Facebook: @body2soulsalon

Periscope: @body2soulsalon


Related Episodes:

From College Drop out to Successful Entrepreneur with Lea Conner

Become a Hollywood Hair Stylist: What it Takes to work in Television and Film with Anne Michelle Radcliffe part 2

How to Discover your Purpose and Passion in Life with Keith L. Brown


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