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How My Fractured Wrist Injury Almost Put Me Out Of Business!

Hi, I'm Darron Hardmon licensed cosmetologist.  I've been in the  black hair care business  since tall French rolls, and Care Free Curls where the order of the day! That basically  means I've been doing this for long time!

Like many  black  hairstylists,  I had my time when I was in high demand, overbooked, a major player in the game, working hard and playing harder! These days I'm not a player in the game, I'm more like the coach online.

                                             Why I created This Site 

Over the years I’ve Made Plenty Of Mistakes In This Business, Now I Can Teach You How To Avoid Them so you can learn how to think and grow rich from your beauty shop, barber, or small business!

Being young and inexperienced in the business, one of the biggest mistakes I made was not preparing for the for the unexpected. Sometimes we business owners get so busy in the day to day operations of running the business and our personal lives, that we forget to ask 

How would I provide income for my family if I had a serious injury or got sick and couldn't work for 2, 3, months or up to a year? How would I maintain my family's lifestyle, or even keep my business going?

No one ever gives this any thought until it actually happens, but then it's too late.

One day while roller blading with my daughter, I fell and  fractured my wrist and couldn't work for almost 2 months. 

Just like that no cash flow. Can you imagine a two income dependent household having to deal with the stress of one of the incomes suddenly cut off, and I didn't have the proper coverages in place to protect myself, home, and business?

We look happy on this picture but believe me it was not easy keeping it all together.

This was just the beginning of one of  the most stressful times of my life.  Let tell you, it's not fun to watch your hard earned emergency fund get sucked up when those bills start quickly rolling in.

Seems like the 1st of the month rolls around extra fast when you don't have a steady income.

You run out money way  before you run out of month when you have personal expenses as well as business expenses.

Then when the mortgage started doubling, I had no choice but to start dipping into my retirement funds trying desperately to keep the roof over our heads, run the business and pay our personal everyday expenses like food,  gas for the daily commute to work, lunch money for the little girl ect.

Now imagine having to loose your house or you and your family having to move in with your parents or relatives . (Yikes!)

To make matters worst, all of this was happening at a time where my revenues where already down because of the "Natural Hair Movement" that was taking place at the time. 

African American women stated embracing their natural textures and stopped using relaxers on their hair, which was great for the culture! But it wasn't great on my bank account as the relaxer service was my main product or revenue generator.

My income was suddenly cut in half. Things got so bad  that I had to eventually file for bankruptcy (that's another story I will tell you all about later).

Imagine the pressure, the stress, the embarrassment of not being able to have money to socialize with friends and family. It drove me to a point of deep depression. It was a ruff period and life learning experience to endure but I made it.

Moving forward, to help myself recover mentally, physically, and financially from this major setback, I decided to empower myself by getting trained & licensed in financial services  with the intent of

  1. protecting and preparing myself for my next business venture
  2. serving  and helping small business owners like myself avoid the mistakes I made by helping you to change your mindset to think & grow rich from your business!

Steps To Run Your Busines So It Doesn't Run You And You Won't Be Broke By Age 62

        Have A Passion For Your Business!

         Easy Ab Work Outs

    Keep Physically Fit & Consume Organic Foods!

To be a successful cosmetology entrepreneur, you must work harder and longer than most people who work a 9 to 5.

Work in the beauty shop can be very physically demanding lots of standing on your feet bending your back and doing repetitive motions with fingers and arms. You must preserve and maintain your health physically.

So that means exercise and what we put in our bodies is just as important as what we put on it maintain our beauty and health.

So be sure to check out the health and fitness section where you will find lots of tips on anti aging (yes, scientific evidence proves you can really reverse the signs of aging!), how to replace wretched, unhealthy foods with delicious, 

healthy recipes, weight loss help, exercises, motivation, and more! 

 Treat People With Kindness And Always Over Deliver!

A professional in the barber and beauty industry must always take heed to the fact that people see you as a expert in your in your field. So be sure to give all clients the number one thing you have to offer, and that is superior service with a smile. Always over deliver, try to give the client more than what they expect.

Stay Beautiful My Friends!

Do you live in the Jacksonville FL area and need black hair care services? Contact me here.

What people say about Darron's Beauty Shop.......

"I appreciate the benefit of knowing that my hair is being well taken care of and on top of all that, I'm in and out in a timely manner." - Janis

I've been a weekly client of Darron's  for 20 years because he takes pride in his work. He is very concerned about keeping your hair healthy, and most of all, he's flexible and on time for your appointment."  - Rhonda

"Love, Love,Love, Darron's Beauty Shop. While on meds and dealing with hormonal changes, my hair started thinning.

Darron patiently  worked with me to find products gentle enough for my hair during that time. He also researched vitamins and organic products I could use at home to help regain my fullness after the problem was identified." - Emily

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