Career

What Dazzles in Ashley Davis’ World

By Lucy M. Pritchett Imagine spending your days surrounded by dazzling diamonds, sparkling sapphires, and precious metals of gold and silver. Welcome to the world of Ashley Davis, vice president of Davis Jewelers. Her job entails using her left brain when she is...

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Her Turning Point: Thinking Possibility

By Lucy M. Pritchett Since childhood Jasmine Ivy has had the heart of an entrepreneur. “My mom was an artist, and her friends would come over, and I would try and sell them one of her pieces. ‘Would you like to buy this for $5?’ Of course they always said yes, and...

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What Works for This Food Stylist

By Lucy M. Pritchett Although Maggie Freeman has her culinary arts degree, you may not want to eat what she prepares...at work, that is. Maggie is a food stylist for Kroger and prepares and styles the food for the photos used online. “I am just like a hair stylist or...

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Space of Dreams: They Will Come

By Lucy M. Pritchett Sometimes, with a little nudge, a good idea turns into a great idea.    After working as a stylist for 10 years in an open floor salon, Jasma Kinard felt the time had come to, as she says, “step beyond the chair” and open her own business. That...

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Three Products This Stylist Swears By

By Lucy M. Pritchett It takes more than scissors and a shampoo cape to make a hairstylist. Kim Scannapieco, part owner of LeBliss Salon & Spa in St. Matthews, has been in the salon industry for 34 years. She originally worked in managerial and HR positions but 17...

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The Secret of a Perfect Espresso

By Lucy M. Pritchett Susan Conway admits to drinking multiple cups of coffee each day — and says she has for years — but until she became general manager of Fante’s Coffee, she never knew exactly what went into making a fine cup of java. Now she does. “I had a basic...

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