Name: LaChandra Brown
How long have you been in Greenville? 25 Years
Most interesting fact about you: I love to travel, everywhere. I love to play dominos.
Your background: I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. I moved here in 1994 and graduated from JL Mann. My mom's work with Bi-Lo brought us here. She was a manager at Bi-Lo.
Growing up, my parents couldn't afford to send me to a hair salon. I am the oldest of four. Basically, I wanted to learn to do my own hair, my nails, do this for myself. From then on, I said I'm going to always be beautiful and make other women beautiful.
I was an ugly duckling in high school. I wasn't the "it girl." I called myself the "ugly duckling."
I was heavily involved in JROTC, I was the S4, I handled the supply room and issued out uniforms.
I was directly into studies and worked. I worked at Baskin Robbins and Harris Teeter.
I graduated high school with my cosmetology license. I went to the Golden Strip Career Center and after that I continued to work for Harris Teeter, worked at JC Penny's Hair Salon, then went out on my own.
Going out on my own: I had to step out on faith to be able to make the leap. You have to follow your heart and stick with your passions. The best lesson was that I had to dive right in.
For years, I worked and did hair at the same time, but I didn't see the fruits of my labor because I was distracted and limited. So one day, I just quit the other job and dove right in. I worked for someone else for about three or four years. It was hard for me, I had to market myself, put myself out there, bring in and maintain those clients. Our salon at that time was called Beauty By Design on Laurens Rd.
Currently reading or watching: I am learning how to be better at public speaking. I am also watching hair education DVDs and videos.
Hobby: Eating donuts at the Donut Experiment
Who do you work for? Owner of Logan Chris Salon in Mauldin, SC.
What is your day-to-day on the job? I Pleasing my clients and seeing their faces. Learning new things about industry. I love education, it feeds me. Learning new techniques, new products, and the satisfaction I see on my clients faces when they leave.
We separate ourselves from the competition with our customer service and education. We strive to create great customer service, great atmosphere, educating the clients about their health so they can achieve all their healthy hair goals. Some people come in with heavy things on their hearts. If we don't know something, we connect them with whatever they need.
How do you think Greenville would describe you in one word? Hard working.
How would you describe Greenville in one word? A growing but hidden secret.
Besides residence, where is your favorite Greenville morning hangout? Village Grind in the Village of West Greenville.
Besides residence, where is your favorite Greenville evening hangout? Ruth Chris