We had the good fortune of connecting with Hanna Donahue and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Hanna, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued Cosmetology, I LOVE color. I wanted to take my obession and turn it into a career. When I was a kid, I always cut my friends hair, and study hair on my favorite tv shows, but i was under pressure to go to college, so hair went on the back burner. After, a few years in College, I eventually graduated and at the young age of 22 I started my Professional Career as a Paralegal. I was not ready for this type of job. And, after a few years I left that career, and started as of course a server and bartender. And, once again Cosmetology School was put on hold.
Years, go by, and now I’m ready to go to Cosmetology School. I fall in love with School and think, this is it, finally my chance. The one dis service they give to you in school is they dont prepeare you and us for “The Big Picture”, life after school. Sure you get your fundamentals in school, but the experience does not come until after wards, mine came about 8 years into my career. I learned how to accept my place and my talents within myself and for my job that I love, I fully fell In Love with Hair and all things Color.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a Colorists. I have been told I can see Color in 3-D. I love my job. But, this job comes with scarifices and alot of body problems along the way. I have worked through so much in my career that now I feel that somedays Cruise Control is on. However, it was not always like this.
Like I said before this job of owning a small business in general, and then maintaing a small business through a pandemic, and working full time, can be a tricky situation. I have learned in a short amount of time that never spend above your grade, sure I want alot, but sometimes thigs are better when earned the good ol’fashion way, save and earn.
You ask, ‘What do I want the world to know about me’, I ‘m not a quitter, I’m a survivor, I learned the lesson when some thought it was lost, but I still found myself and reignited my passion for my career.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well I live in a small town, Prescott. Defeinetly, any where downtown.

Day trip to Sedona, and Jerome. Lunch at Grapes, Drinks at Cadacus.

No trip to Arizona would not be complete with oout seeing the Grand Canyon.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to Dedicate my Story to My Mom the person that has always said, Hanna, ” Get up Keep On Going’. So I do, and keep my head always above water.

My Husband the one who listens and without your patience and love this journey would not be possible.

And, to my sweetheart, JJ. You are my True Love.

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Image Credits
Photo (Purple Hair) Stacey Fisher Photo (Long Blonde Hair) Sophia Doyen Photo ( Long Hair with Red) Dominque James Photo (Short Blonde Hair) Stephaine Pasant

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