HCTC Success Story: Jennifer Tincher
Jennifer Tincher says she has always wanted to fix hair and her dream was realized when she graduated from the Cosmetology Program at Hazard Community and Technical College. She s taken that education one step further by opening her own business in Jackson, Close Cuts.
She graduated in May 2011 and by April 17, 2012, she opened the doors to her new business on Jett Drive. I just couldn t have done this without the help of Susan Johnson and Rachel Sexton, Tincher said. Johnson and Sexton are HCTC faculty members. They encouraged me and gave me the confidence needed to start my own business and they helped me every single step along the way, noted the 27-year-old entrepreneur.
Opening her own business was especially attractive to Tincher because she and husband Brett Tincher have three children, ages 1, 4, and 5. The 4-year-old and 5-year-old can be with her during the day while she s working. She employs two full-time and one part-time at Close Cuts.
Despite all the juggling of family and business needs, she s glad she took the plunge. It s stressful to run my own business but it s worth it in the long run.
Owning her own hair salon meant she could set the hours of operation, which are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tincher gives high praise for the training she received. The teachers were really good about making sure we were ready to actually have clients. If they turned you lose you knew they trusted you.
The Cosmetology Programs includes classes in Anatomy, Electricity, and Chemistry and you have to know it, noted Tincher.
She would recommend the program to others who have any interest in this field.
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