WHILE MANY OF US TAKE SOME TIME BEFORE WE FIND OUR PASSION OR THE THING WE'RE GOOD AT, SOME PEOPLE JUST SEEM TO KNOW RIGHT OFF THE BAT.
THAT'S THE CASE WITH Elaine Campbell Devito, Elaine ALWAYS SEEMED TO KNOW SHE WOULD WORK WITH HAIR AND OWN A SALON SOME DAY.
A STYLIST FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, HER VERY FIRST SALON WAS SIMPLY CALLED 'ELAINE'S'. TODAY "E-DAY SALON AND SPA", LOCATED IN HAMPTON BAYS, NEW YORK, IS HER SECOND SUCCESSFUL SALON.
Ealine says, "The hardest part of starting my own business was managing my time with my family. My children were small at the time, so it was something that I had to learn."
SUPPORT from her family allowed ELAINE to FOCUS ON the business and raise her family. She says, " Do your homework, know your business inside and out, choose your location carefully, if there's a lease involved, make sure you look over that carefully, have a good accountant look over tax laws and be prepared to sacrifice a lot of time."
THAT KIND OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL HAS PAID OFF FOR ELAINE.
HER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN THE HAIRCARE INDUSTRY HAS NOW EXTENDED BEYOND OWNING HER OWN BUSINESS TO CREATING HER OWN LINE OF HAIRCARE PRODUCTS.