Bombshell Beauty Studio kind of evolved from another salon, Vista Studios Salon, started in 2003. I started to grow the business, we became Bombshell in 2007, and later moved to Five Points in 2012.
We moved to Five Points because I was looking for a place to grow, have ample parking, have an amazing landlord – which I do – and we wanted a supportive community. I found that other districts in Columbia just didn’t have that element of cohesiveness, whereas Five Points has really active residents who own their businesses and strive to be members of a successful community.
The energy that is happening in Five Points is exciting; it brings in a diverse group of people.
My personal clientele is so diverse. Collectively, it’s all over the board: artists, photographers, painters, sculptors, moms, students, physicians, attorneys, professors; every kind of age group, every kind of social status; people who come from millions of dollars, people scraping by to get a haircut. It’s an eclectic group of people working there, too, attracting the same kind of clientele. Just like Five Points, in general, we’re all very different, but mesh really well. The energy that is happening here is exciting; it brings in a diverse group of people.