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Inspiring Conversations with Haley White of Power Pony Studios

Today we’d like to introduce you to Haley White.

Hi Haley, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I have always been a very creative person. I am constantly looking to express that creativity in new ways. In high school, I was the friend that knew how to braid, so naturally, I was my friends’ hairstylist.

After that, I researched techniques and taught myself the art of formal hairstyling and creating updos, intricate braids, and voluminous curls.

It is a passion that just kept growing. And soon, those friends started falling in love and getting married. The first wedding I did hair and makeup for was in 2016 for my best friend.

After sharing my work from that special day, word of mouth spread like wildfire. I kept styling brides and other clients for special events through college and then into my career as a graphic designer. As much as I loved hair and makeup artistry, I only viewed it as a side hustle. That is, until March 2020.

Long story short, I was laid off from my job as a creative director and decided to start my own special events beauty company called Power Pony Studios.

Through my new business, my world expanded from my hometown in Johnson City, TN. I have had weddings in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and will even be traveling as far as Seattle, Washington this fall.

My work has connected me with so many amazing people: clients and fellow creatives in the wedding and fashion world.

I have been published in Vigour Magazine and featured in The White Ren and Charleston Weddings Magazine.

My mission is to provide an experience and service which leaves all my clients feeling beautiful and confident!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There isn’t a clear path for entrepreneurship. My business was built on a lot of trial and error. I learn through experience and am always improving. But I have had great support from the wedding pro-community and my family!

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Power Pony Studios?
Power Pony Studios is an onsite hair and makeup styling team. We specialize in formal event beauty such as weddings, proms, etc. In the 2 years of working full-time building my brand and business, I have been able to hire additional stylists to be able to cater to more clients.

Power Pony Studios is creative, inclusive, and professional.

We are not only committed to providing exceptional service, but also a one-of-a-kind experience. Our team will make you feel beautiful, confident, and unique.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Ambition is my key to success. I push myself to keep improving. Whether that is with technique, products, client experience, or showing up on social media. Ambition equals growth and that is continuous.

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