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How to Know When It's Time to Open Your Own Business

Stylist Kat Russo was tired of having no say in the salons she worked in. So she opened her own.
May 21, 2021, 3:17pm

Opening a business in the face of 2020’s tsunami of uncertainty took a lot of planning and know-how. It also took guts. Enter Kat Russo. She was tired of working in salons, paying rent for her chair to the owner and having no say in how the business was run—no recycling, no “pay what you can” days, no use of sustainable products. When the pandemic hit she struck out on her own and opened Happy Place, a salon in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood that offers hair cuts, color, styling, braiding, and extensions, along with Reiki and massage. Hear how she did it on this episode of “Setting Up Shop,” Created with GEICO.

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