Ashley does it again! The prestigious 40 Under 40 in Connecticut recognized Owner and Founder Ashley Stone for her accomplishments owning two businesses. Balancing family life, a thriving company, and always dreaming a year or more into the future, Ashley brings an outstanding amount of inspiration to the table. After just recently claiming Small Business of the Year, the future is looking bright, and pink.
What is so phenomenal about working with Ashley is her persistent energy and motivation. Coming up on 11 years with Beauty Entourage and even longer with her other business, Salon Alexander, Ashley is no stranger to the beauty industry. What is most impressive is her desire to change the freelance industry to provide structure, support, and education in a field of artistry that is a challenge to anyone who wants to rise in it as a long term career.
Ashley has grown her two business without a college degree by utilizing her natural drive to read, learn, and network. By accomplishing more than most do after years of formal education, Ashley has broken the barriers down of traditional expectations and seeks to teach other aspiring females how to break into beauty, technology, and business. By volunteering her time for organizations such as Wigs for Kids, the American Cancer Society, and local women’s shelters, Ashley goes beyond any expectations of a woman owning a company. In fact, she shatters any expectations that role of being a woman may have.
By introducing education and workshops this Fall, the never ending expansion has created a growing source of opportunity. To extend the reach to other creative minds, a budding partnership with local photographers and venues has everyone excited to be a part of this journey. Ashley takes the time to get to know everyone on her team and offer genuine consideration of their talent and well being.
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