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Locks Hair Studio Opening in Downtown

Michelle “Byrd” Bullock, born in Walterboro, SC, is the new owner/stylist of Locks Hair Studio. Ms. Bullock graduated from Colleton County High School in 2004 and went to Charleston Cosmetology Institute, graduating from the institution in 2005. She worked at Salon Beyond for over 11 years.

Ms. Bullock was inspired by a project she did in the 8th grade in Mrs. Becky Goodwin’s class. She started watching stylist’s techniques and makeup shows that she could find. Ms. Gloria Warren, Ms. Bullock’s stylist growing up, also encouraged her to follow her dreams. Mrs. Christy Watkins, former owner of Salon Beyond, hired Ms. Bullock over the phone without even meeting with her. Ms. Bullock said, “ Christy was like her ”salon mom” who taught her the ins and outs of the business. I am the stylist I am today because she took her time teaching me what I needed to know.”

Ms. Bullock decided to open Locks, her parents, family, friends and clients all pitched into help. Her parents stood behind her from business and design decisions. Her three sisters had a huge discussion from the name of the salon, to picking out colors and flooring. Ms Bullock said, “ Not only do I want to thank my family for helping me out, but I want to thank my group of friends that took time out their busy weekends to help sand and paint. Getting Locks up and running took a lot of people to deal with all my projects, melt downs, and stress, but it is going to be worth it.”

Mrs. Beth Herndon will be joining Ms. Bullock as a stylist at Locks. They not only went to cosmetology school together, but also worked at Salon Beyond for many years. Mrs. Herndon agreed to share Ms. Bullock’s childhood dream with her. Ms. Bullock said, “We compliment each other at Locks. She likes working morning and I like working nights. Beth is a fantastic stylist that takes great care of her clients and their needs.”

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