“Oh Boy Oh Boy! Nike says it best “just do it.” At twenty two I own a business and you can too. Its like earning a business degree and just paying as you go. Your professors are your clients…..They will tell you exactly what they expect from you, they are not shy lol. Learn as you go, because is you are not learning you are doing it wrong. I hate to break it to you.”
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Madelyn Enochs is a twenty two year old hairstylist based in San Marcos, California. In 2015, she established The_Cave Hair Studio which is an old schooled salon, with new school Hairdressers. She wants people to know that if at twenty two she can own a business, you can too. Read on to find out more about Madelyn and The_Cave.
Tell us about The Cave hair studio and how you got started.
I established The_Cave in 2015, Its a old schooled salon, with new school Hairdressers. I set out to help people find the value in themselves, that i get the pleasure of experiencing. Some would say “I enjoy matured things,” with that, when walking into The_Cave you will definitely experience a time hop. The decor is anything from 1950’s combs and hairdryers to 1970’s appointment tracking calendars. Its so exciting to see peoples faces light up when they see the old shave sets and razors, as if they were on display in a museum, and for others its a stroll down memory lane.
Who has helped you in the process of following your dream?
Honestly, my guests have allowed me to live out my dream. To them i owe all my thanks, They allow me to pay my rent, put gas in my car, and buy the occasional new pair of sunglasses (that we all know are a want and not a need)! The_Cave was built on word of mouth and a referral system, So Thank you to everyone who has sat in my chair and have allowed me to practice my craft.
What inspires you?
There is a three second window at the end of the service, when I hand the guest the mirror to see the back of their hair. The smile of a confident person appears. They are no longer the guest an hour ago that walked through the front door. An ear to ear smile is what makes me get up in the morning.
What challenges have you encountered and how have you overcome them?
The biggest struggle has been just letting go and trusting God. I am very much a “white knuckler” when it comes to control. I hold on!! i could quite possibly be great at bull riding but maybe when i retire and do not need that arm to cut hair with lol.
What message are you trying to share with your work?
I want people to walk away with confidence, wether it be in their look or in their spirit. Own it Because no one rocks You the way You do.
What advice would you give to aspiring artists?
Oh Boy Oh Boy! Nike says it best “just do it.” At twenty two I own a business and you can too. Its like earning a business degree and just paying as you go. Your professors are your clients…..They will tell you exactly what they expect from you, they are not shy lol. Learn as you go, because is you are not learning you are doing it wrong. I hate to break it to ya:)