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Daily Inspiration: Meet Sherry Younge

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sherry Younge.

Hi Sherry, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My parents have been a tremendous influence in my entrepreneurial business endeavors. I’ve come to witness them as hardworking individuals, they were a source of encouragement in every possible way. My mother owned a pharmacy in the Philippines and ought to inspire me to pursue a career in the medical field, but deep within I knew that this path isn’t foraged for the future. My father owned and operated his own business with my uncles in the automotive industry. My parents always loved the way I styled my hair and would remember I created large intricate up-do’s for my younger sisters when they would got to school dances. When my friends and I would go out dancing they would all gather at my place so I could do their hair. It was my mother who first took notice of how much I love styling hair and the creativity I would put into it.

Despite knowing the challenges of being a business owner herself, she began to encourage me to go cosmetology school because she believed I had the potential to one day own my own salon and be very successful. My mother and sister teamed together to help me pay for my cosmetology school under the condition that I also attend business school to learn how to properly run a successful business. I am proud to say I have been a licensed Cosmetologist for 24 years and owning and operating my own our creative space, The Artform Studio for 16 years. My space is unique as a hair salon and record store with my husband Adrian Younge’s vinyl record boutique. As well as sharing space with Andrew Lojero of Artdontsleep’s curated books that are inclusive for our community. Together we keep beauty and melody harmonious to our lifestyle.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
During the pandemic, we’ve had to close our hair salon for six months. We couldn’t open our business at a 100% capacity for a total of 15 months, we were losing in person connections with our clients and key hairstylists. In more recent times, our team

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