Sara Dornbrook speaks
about her journey as a stylist Wednesday morning at
Desire 2 Inspire in Jackson. The beauty salon is
expanding into the suite next to them to offer more
John Ehlke/Daily News
JACKSON — One Washington County resident translated her
passion for people into a career as a hair stylist and
has used her skills in that trade to develop establish a
Dornbrook, the owner of Desire 2 Inspire Beauty Salon,
has dedicated long hours to perfecting her craft and
establishing her business. Her hard work has been
rewarded by the clientele she has attracted and the
staff she has brought on board.
began her business in 2015, starting her own hair salon
about several feet from the location where she began her
career. She began in the industry working for another
stylist for an hourly wage. Once she garnered enough
clientele, her compensation was modified to commission
before renting a chair from the owner of the salon.
final transition was to find her own space and start her
own operation. In the more than two years she has
managed her business, there has been such an influx that
the space she has available is no longer able to
accommodate all that she wants to offer — so she is
began with one apprenticeship, followed by another two
individuals who wanted to join her as stylists.
“When there are three of us in here with our clients it
gets crazy,” Dornbrook said. “Then I had another client
come in who is going to school for massage and wanted to
do massage. Well, I have always wanted that unit, and I
have always wanted to expand, now I am being forced to.”
Dornbrook is expanding into an area adjacent to the one
she occupies. There establishment to the east of her was
empty, a room she could use to offer her the people she
worked with the space they need to make their customers
has segmented the floor plan by the service she wants to
offer. The additional 800 square feet of room will be
dedicated to hair while the store she currently uses
will be dedicated to other amenities and services.
Dornbrook offers her clients a permanent makeup option.
She listed the various selections, including full
eyeliner, top or bottom liner, lips and touch ups. There
is also the possibility for needling, from the forehead,
feet and eyes to microneedling.
There is also areola tattooing for those who want it.
is also incorporating a massage service for clients, as
well as nail polishing and painting.
is in addition to the various services for people’s
hair, from blowouts to coloring, and even makeup.
is a little bit of a struggle in the beginning,”
Dornbrook said. “Financially you don’t earn the most —
it could pay off if you stick with it. I just think I
saw the potential of what I think I could earn.”