Leia ‘Love’s aim as knowledgeable is to assist girls really feel each stunning on the surface and robust, wholesome and empowered on the within.
That is why she not solely runs the Leia ‘Love Hair & Nail Salon, but additionally opened a brand new enterprise subsequent door referred to as SHE Suite, which gives programs in enterprise, private improvement, and self-care.
Love, 35, is from Barberton who graduated from Norton Excessive Faculty’s cosmetology program in 2004, when she obtained her cosmetology bachelor’s diploma. She obtained a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration and a grasp’s diploma in communication from the College of Toledo earlier than persevering with her research on the Nationwide Institute of Cosmetology.
When she opened her personal salon in 2012, her aim was to create a one-stop-shop for ladies’s magnificence wants – all the things from hair care, eyebrow enhancement and make-up to waxing and pedicures.
“That is the place we began to be often known as ‘the head-to-toe magnificence professional’,” Love stated.
She opened Leia ‘Love Hair Salon in Fairlawn in 2012 and moved to her present location at 2950 W. Market St. Suite Ok in Fairlawn in 2014. Amongst her many providers, she gives hair loss consultations, eyelash extensions and style wigs. Multi-talented Love sews and colours for her purchasers.
SHE Suite subsequent door is an acronym for Self Well being Embraced. There, she gives monetary literacy lessons in addition to yoga lessons to help girls “who wish to tackle life holistically.”
Courses taught by a visitor teacher targeted on cash administration and monetary planning for newcomers. Others embrace the essential funding for newcomers and a course on monetary independence / early retirement. (See shesuiteakron.com.)
Love stated she realized to construct her personal credit score from her mom. However some girls do not know a lot about funds, saving for retirement, or constructing credit score.
Enterprise programs at SHE Suite assist present this training and function a instrument for ladies beginning their very own companies. It plans to broaden the provide of sophistication and academics.
SHE Suite additionally gives personal workplace house that may be rented by the hour for entrepreneurs who want skilled house to do all the things from a photoshoot to a presentation to a podcast. The small workplace is provided with a desk, desk chairs and a TV with USB sockets.
Love spoke in regards to the strain girls really feel to steadiness all of this and be a “great girl”.
“Traditionally, we simply have not been capable of steadiness all of this,” she stated of girls. “I am imagined to be good wanting. I am imagined to be on the prime of my sport for my enterprise and run all the things proper. I am imagined to be a mom, spouse, buddy, sister, board member and volunteer in identical time, and I am imagined to do all of this, and if I do not, I am a failure.
“We’re pure jugglers, however you already know what, on the identical time a ball goes to drop and that is OK,” Love stated. “You are still wonderful and superior; he simply fell, and he should have fallen, most likely.”
Ladies can be taught to just accept this and decelerate a bit, Love stated. That is the place yoga, which helps you change into extra conscious and in tune along with your physique, is available in.
“I believe loads of us aren’t in tune with our our bodies,” stated Love, whose SHE suite gives yoga lessons 5 days per week.
Final 12 months, Love was on the Governor’s Job Pressure for the Private Providers Business, the place she represented magnificence salons on a panel of business professionals to create a plan to soundly reopen shops. salons and hair salons after the pandemic shutdown final spring.
Love has been acknowledged as a enterprise and group chief a number of instances over the previous six years, together with the Higher Akron Chamber’s “30 for the Future” award which honors younger professionals between the ages of 25 and 39. that have an effect or a distinction of their group. It was additionally acknowledged by the chamber in 2019 as a minority enterprise to observe for the “important progress prospects” of its enterprise.
In 2016, Love was a member of the primary class of Akron Management’s Range on Board Program, a board management improvement and coaching program for minority leaders within the Akron area.
Love is presently a member of the Board of Administrators of the Chamber of Higher Akron and sits on the Board of Administrators of the affiliate Ladies’s Community Management Institute. In 2019, she obtained the Ladies’s Community Ladies of Skilled Excellence Award, which honors skilled girls who’ve made an impression of their careers and communities whereas encouraging the success of different girls.
That very same 12 months, she was additionally named the Summit County Historic Society’s Lady of the 12 months within the class of inspiration.
Her Fb web page at Leia ‘Love Hair & Nail Salon LLC, the place she calls her purchasers “stunning beauties,” is filled with uplifting posts. All through March, her publications celebrated Ladies’s Historical past Month.
An article for Worldwide Ladies’s Day on March 8 reads: “Behind each nice girl are nice girls.”
Love salon workers embrace one other stylist and two nail technicians. She additionally mentors an assistant stylist who graduated from the Cosmetology program at Buchtel Excessive Faculty.
Love makes use of her passions for magnificence, training and girls’s empowerment to volunteer for a number of organizations.
She volunteers for the ACCESS homeless shelter for ladies and kids by organizing jewellery baggage for his or her massive annual fundraiser, which lately went dwell in October. She additionally helps all year long by campaigning to donate African American merchandise to the shelter.
On the training entrance, Love served as a mentor for the GRAD challenge, working with older folks in Buchtel to assist them keep on observe to arrange for faculty.
Her different volunteer work contains educating magnificence lessons for Stewart’s Caring Place’s “Love your Look” program, through which she gives skincare, make-up and different magnificence tricks to girls with most cancers. This system is now digital because of COVID-19.
“It mainly offers them two hours to be only a girl, most cancers free, enjoying in make-up,” stated Love, who offers girls ideas and methods, together with how one can model their hair.
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