Team Lotus


Lee Ann Herbert
Have you ever wondered if you were on the right path in life?  For Lee Ann, she could not be more certain that everything that she has ever done was preparing her for what she is doing right now.  Getting into the beauty industry was not something that was ever on her “bucket list”, but when it presented itself to her, she approached it with the same enthusiasm that she does everything.  She threw herself into it 100% and it was just the most natural occurrence to buy the business when it became available even though she was looking retirement in the eye and doing some “California dreamin’!  She, along with her business partner, Tonya, have known each other for many years both professionally and personally and seem to make a great pair in running a thriving business.

Having owned her own business before and after spending years in “Corporate America”, Lee Ann was prepared to spend long hours perfecting and shaping the environment that she and Tonya wanted to create.  What was the surprising part, in her words, was “how much I would love coming to work every day.  I know that we can make a difference in people’s lives in a positive and appreciated way.”  “How often do you get to make someone feel good about themselves?  We are able to do that EVERY day!”

If you are looking for her when you come to the salon, you will not find her behind the chair; she leaves that to the REAL designers…..she will be the one answering the phones, greeting clients’ tackling book work, making sure that salaries are paid and maintaining the inventory. Tonya, her business partner says: “ We could not run the successful business we have without her! She brings it all together to make our days run like a well rehearsed dance. She is our heartbeat!”

 Besides being the resident “Mom” and chief multi-tasker to everyone at the salon, Lee Ann is very involved with her family and her community life. The dedication she has at the salon to help and see others continually grow  is no doubt  what fuels her energy and love for the beauty industry, although she swears that being a grandparent is the best gig she as worked in her life! “I never knew the word “volunteer” existed, she says.  “Giving back was always a part of our lives when we were growing up and always will be a part of my life.  I actually receive so much in giving, that sometimes I feel a little guilty for getting so much pleasure out of sharing.”






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