Helena Gibson is a serial entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and the Founder and CEO of The 7-Figure Salon and STRUT Hair Solutions. Her parlay into entrepreneurship began with an auto repair shop, Manhattan Motors, back in 2002. After she saw her mother struggling with hair loss, she completely changed paths. Helena watched her mom look for solutions to her hair loss and realized others were struggling too, and that’s when she started STRUT Hair Solutions.
Fast forward to almost 20 years of being in the hair loss industry. Helena has done everything from styling celebrities’ hair to writing a book about hair to being an educator for top hair replacement manufacturers. She has done it all, including new products, new types of extensions, the latest wig crazes, and DIY hacks. Helena started noticing gaps in the industry, so she created a new product line — Unveil Restorative Hair Care. From the services business to the creation of a product line, Helena is constantly looking for new solutions.
What drives your entrepreneurial spirit? How can you use empathy to provide better solutions to your customer’s needs?
Building a successful business takes time. You will face many challenges, so you must develop patience, persistence, and resilience. As a successful entrepreneur, Helena Gibson’s advice is to stay ahead of the curve and take control of what you can. Take care of yourself, run your businesses guided by your values, and be willing to help others. These are the strategies Helena uses to scale her businesses.
In this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Helena Gibson, a serial entrepreneur, author, podcaster, educator, and the Founder and CEO of The 7-Figure Salon and STRUT Hair Solutions, to talk about using empathy to solve customers’ problems. Helena explains why she started her businesses, her future plans, and the power of perseverance.
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