My Name is … SuzAnne Cortright

Hairstylist, businesswomen wants to bring beauty to the world

Posted 2/18/20

About me I've lived in Parker for 24 years. We started here in town but now we're out in the Pinery. We've had five kids, our youngest is 12 our oldest is 26. I love being part of the community. I do …

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My Name is … SuzAnne Cortright

Hairstylist, businesswomen wants to bring beauty to the world

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About me

I've lived in Parker for 24 years. We started here in town but now we're out in the Pinery. We've had five kids, our youngest is 12 our oldest is 26. I love being part of the community. I do a lot of outreach and volunteering. We've really gotten to see kids grow up, and being an Air Force brat, I didn't have that.

I am the owner of Seven Seas Hair Salon in Parker. We're in our seventh year here, and it's gone much more quickly than I thought. I've been doing hair for close to 25 years and I've been an educator for the past 15 years.

Seventeen years ago, my brother and his family moved to Canterberry and four years ago my parents moved to Idyllwilde. They followed us! We all love Parker!

Passion for beauty

I started in it when I was 14. I modeled in my first fashion show and I thought my hair and makeup artist had the coolest job. I've never stopped modeling. I've done straight-size until about 25 years ago and since then I've done plus-size. I kind of stay in that beauty world. I was obsessed with it as a teenager and it's never left me. It's more than my passion, it's my calling. It really is my way in the world. I can't imagine anything else.

I'm high-energy, and I'm ambitious. I don't like to sit around. I found in my 40s a better work-life balance and found a way I can honor the things that are important to me and let the things that aren't important to me go. That's where I am right now, finding those things that really spark my interest and are exciting to learn about.

I feel we've lost a lot of that in this digital age. I'm not a machine. I get to come in and hug, touch, nurture and really look people in their eyes and hear their stories. It's one-on-one time that people don't always allow themselves and it's not plugged in.

A piece of advice …

Let your wishes be big and your dreams be brave. Always follow your dreams and allow yourself permission for them to change. I don't think often enough we're allowed to change our dreams, but we've got to be going for something so you always feel full and always feel something.

Being kind, not only to other people but to ourselves, is so important. So often we're influenced by outside sources that tell us how to feel about ourselves. Confidence is beautiful. What do you do to build yourself up, to just feel good no matter what's in your path? That strength of self permeates through. From size 2 to beyond, it's about who you are and not how you look. Adding a little beauty and spice is always a little fun. I think there's so much pressure on women today to look sparkly today. I think the sparkle comes from inside.

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