Behind the Desk

Name: Amy Brown

Company: Adonia Beauty Bar

Address: 919 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona

Telephone number: 946-5189

Position: Owner/stylist

Years with company: 25 years as a cosmetologist and owner of Adonia Beauty Bar for two years

Family: Married with two children, two stepchildren and two step-grandchildren

What products or services does your company provide?

We are a Matrix salon. We retail Matrix products. Our services include men’s, women’s and children’s haircuts and styling, perms, color, relaxing, manicures, pedicures and facial waxing.

Who are your customers?

At Adonia Beauty Bar, we are a family hair care salon.

What is your business day like?

We are a busy salon. We prefer appointments, but we also take walk-ins.

What is the best business advice you have received?

Failure is not an option.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned on the job?

Customer service is No. 1.

What does the future hold?

I’m enjoying the path that the Lord has paved for me in this business. So where it leads me is where I will be.

What have you read lately that has influenced your business life?

Attending hair shows and classes in our local area are hugely influential in keeping up with new trends.

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