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#InternationalWomensDay: Heather Carmack
#InternationalWomensDay: Heather Carmack

This is an ongoing blog series to celebrate International Women’s Day! Each day this week, we will be highlighting a female business owner in #DowntownCG, hearing their stories and advice, and what it means to them to have a day set aside to recognize women around the globe. The questions asked are mostly the same, but the answers are as unique as the ladies themselves, so be sure to come back each day to gain even more wisdom from the women of Downtown.


Heather Carmack is the owner of Tried and True Salon, Piercing &Tattoo located on Broadway. Follow her on social media!

What inspired you to start this business?

I was tired of working for other people. I wanted to do something on my own my own way. I wanted to do something fun and different. There’s nothing else like this in this area, it’s kind of a one-stop shop. You can get your hair done, you can get a piercing, you can get tattoos, and they all sort of go hand in hand. So there may be someone in the chair getting their hair done and then they’ll decide to get a piercing. Or someone may be getting a tattoo and decide to get their eyebrows waxed, too!

What is your favorite part about owning a business?

Definitely being my own boss and being in control of what goes on.

Who is your biggest influence?

Probably my mom. She’s always been a hard worker, which is probably why I work so much!

What advice would you give women in business?

Work hard and be present. Start small and work your way up. Make improvements as you go along. I know a lot of people who have started businesses that started out with huge loans and their business fails. Then they have to pay all of that back without the income of their business. So start small and slowly get bigger.

What keeps you motivated?

My clients and my family. We’re kind of a family business, so we’re very close.

What do you think is your superpower?

I’m a very organized and motivated person. I’m a really hard worker, and I enjoy working! Not everyone can wake up each day and love what they do the way that I do.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

It’s very empowering. Women have been the backbone of our country since the beginning. Without women, men wouldn’t have been able to make it!


Check back tomorrow to learn about another incredible female business owner!

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