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Daily Inspiration: Meet Lane Meredith

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lane Meredith.

Hi Lane, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have pretty much always known I wanted to do hair! Especially growing up with a mother who is also a hairstylist. For how young I was upon graduating from cosmetology school(21), it seemed I had gone through a lifetime of shit just to get to that point.

I had just gotten sober two years prior and previously had been in and out of institutions, probation, and therapies until I finally reached the prison, which was ultimately a turning point. I was an addict, and still am, just a forever recovering one. Graduating was a big deal for me because it was the first dream of mine that I never thought was possible, and I did so in 2015, so I have been doing hair for seven years.

I worked in about six salons all across the valley over the course of 4 years, none of which truly allowed me to grow but definitely shaped me and who I am as a stylist. It wasn’t until I arrived at Bishop’s in 2018, that I felt was able to start building a clientele. I took all kinds of services, perfecting my craft, and started making models for more creative services to help me find my style.

I ended up leaving Bishops in August of 2020 to go independent! I opened my own salon suite in September of 2020, I stayed there until July of 2021 and opened my second salon suite in downtown Phoenix, where I am now and I LOVE IT HERE!

Working for myself has been such a reward, I am so blessed!!! And while it’s not for everyone, it is 1000% for me!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! I have dealt with some seriously messed-up people and situations. I almost even quit doing hair until my best friend shook some sense into me! LOL! From the beginning of my time in this industry, I have continuously been knocked down and thrown WILD obstacles and I persevered EVERY TIME.

I have been fired from every salon, only one time, it actually is because of my own wrongdoing. From being friends with my teachers in school to her threatening to call the cops on me for getting my haircut at the shop, post-termination.

To find a way to get a male superior removed from a position of power for harassment; the list could go on and on. To say, I’m grateful to be where I’m at is an understatement.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a Hairstylist in Downtown Phoenix. I specialize in vivid coloring and textured haircutting.

You could say the Mullet or Shag is my true specialty and what people constantly and repeatedly come to me for. I am most proud of creating my own universe, which happens to always be growing and evolving just like me.

My perfectionism and ability to LISTEN to people when they are in my space absolutely sets me apart from others. And the fact that I have created a space for people to “see” me without knowing me.

Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
This industry can be ruthless AND rewarding, don’t let up on your Morales, EVER.

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@lanemeredithcherry and @facegod__

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