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Meet Kelly Hyde and April Rodriguez of Sister Salon Co. in Long Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelly Hyde and April Rodriguez.

Kelly and April, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We grew up in Norco, CA – aka HorseTown USA – so it’s ironic that we both independently worked in the beauty industry. April with hair, and myself [Kelly] with makeup. More often than not, we would find ourselves working together, beautifying our friends and family for weddings and events. Our work environment felt just like home: inside jokes, champagne flowing, constant laughter, and though occasional taunting, always lots of love. A mood and vibe that certainly resonated with our clients because it felt real. We decided to turn that feeling into an actual business plan, and in 2017, Sister Salon Co. was born!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When starting any business, there will be challenges… But at the end of the day, we knew we had the same goal: make every client FEEL as beautiful as they truly are. The rest is just white noise. With that in mind, we know there is no stopping us, despite any obstacle that might stand in our way.

Sister Salon Co. – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Sister Salon Co. is a mobile beauty parlour traveling to our clients in a 1979 Airstream trailer. We are known for our excellent customer service and the experience we provide because we focus on the most important element of any beauty service: pampering the client. Our goal and business model is to make our clients feel better about themselves when they step out of our chair than when they stepped in. And we know that the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be daunting, so by bringing the salon experience to their doorstep, there is more flexibility in scheduling. We love this unlikely juxtaposition of convenience AND luxury. Working with this dynamic sister duo can only mean one thing: when you get pretty with us, you’re already considered family and we will love you just the same!

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to us is providing a great quality service to a thankful and smiling guest!

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