Today we’d like to introduce you to Sam Figueroa.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was born in the Bronx, the oldest of three and raised by a single mother. We lived in a one bedroom apartment. We didn’t have much, but we were happy. After HS I decided to leave NYC and made my way to Dallas. I followed a guy. We aren’t together but it was the best decision I ever made.
When I arrived here, I worked a few odd jobs while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Hair seemed to be the logical choice. I’d done my mom’s hair since I was 15. So I signed up for classes at Ogle and after nine months I was a stylist.
My first job was as an Apprentice with Patrick O’Hara where I remained for five years. I learned a tremendous amount from him. It’s here where I truly became the stylist I am today. When I left Patrick’s, I rented for a couple of years. I got my feet wet in running my own show. This spurred my desire to own a salon. With the help of my business partner who believed in me at age 29, I had my dream.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s never a smooth road to get to your dream. There have been both professional and personal struggles. But I have come out of the struggles a better person, a better stylist, and a better business owner. I appreciate all the challenges and all those who helped me along the way.
Please tell us about Figueroa Salon.
Our business name is Figueroa Salon; we are a full-service hair salon. We opened in 2014 in the Park cities area on Lovers Lane.
Hair is a sensitive subject for both women and men. It defines them; it makes them feel a certain way about themselves. Our goal is to have a client feel their best self when they leave the salon. We are fortunate that our clients trust us to make them feel that way.
In addition to the beautiful hair we create, Figueroa Salon’s vibe sets us apart. Our clients feel relaxed and happy when here. The experience is positive. The staff acts as a family with the goal of giving the client the best experience.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing. I have learned from all the successes and failures along the way. They have allowed me to fully appreciate where I am today.
- Address: Sam Figueroa
5635 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
- Website: Www.figueroasalon.com
- Phone: 214-812-9339
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Figueroasalon_dallas
- Facebook: FigueroaSalon