From a young age, Supercuts stylist Carol Hopple always knew she wanted to do hair. As a little girl she would frequently style her friends and family’s hair and do their makeup and nails. Now as a seasoned stylist with nearly 15 years of experience, Carol truly loves what she does. “It’s true that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life,” she said.
Carol likes that every day in her profession is different, and that it provides her with an opportunity to meet new people and be creative. She credits having a great work environment, manager, and team that not only makes her job rewarding, but also allows her to continue to grow and learn. She recalls just starting out as a new stylist, and not having a manager or mentor to help guide her through her first days, weeks, and months on the job. “I had to just figure out a lot of things on my own,” she said.
“What I took away from that experience was how important it is to always learn from your colleagues and managers, especially when you’re just starting out,” she said. “I always told myself that once I was more experienced, I would always be willing to help those that were just getting started in the industry.”
Carol enjoys the impact that she makes on her customers, with the understanding that a haircut can often be much more. An example of this is her long-time customer whose son passed away to suicide. Carol said that this customer understandably looks sad when she comes into the salon, but after she’s done with her appointment, she looks and feels just a little bit happier. “Times like that are a constant reminder of why I do what I do,” she said.
When she’s not working, Carol is spending time with her husband, nieces, and nephews.