Meet Tasha Davis, a seriously talented hairstylist, Owner of Trimz on a Whim, and Mom of 2 adult children (29-year-old Kristofer and 26-year-old Keyara and 2 grandchildren (9-year-old Isaiah and 6-year-old Bryson). Tasha is a haircut, color, keratin treatment, and tape-in extension specialist with over 20 years experience. Her happy place is “creating lived in color magic from old grown out hair color or adding pops of color with tape-ins. I excel at grey coverage, corrective color and fantasy colors, which I like to call “unicorn hair”. When cutting, I enjoy shaggy, highly texturized haircuts and giving a blow out on long layers is LIFE.”
Q & A
Hi Tasha, what is your background and where are you from? I moved to Georgia with my hubby and cat last summer from Indiana to be closer to family. My entire family is military, so we’re spread all over the world, but the core matriarchs are in Georgia. My father served 20 years before retiring, and we moved every 2 years until I got to high school so answering the question of where I’m from is tricky. I was always taught “it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at”!
Tell us about your career, what called you to become a Hairstylist? After graduating high school, I went to college and majored in elementary education. However, once I started student teaching, I realized I was not cut out for the job. Teachers are everyday heroes and I have SO much respect for them, I could never do what they do (I love doing their hair though!). After working in a warehouse for literally 2.5 hours, I knew I was going to need to go back to school ASAP. I often say that if I had known how much science and math were involved in cosmetology, I would have never signed up! Luckily, I didn’t know, because I stumbled into my dream career simply because I thought it would afford me a house on the beach (long story lol). It’s been 27 years and, although I don’t have a house on the beach yet, the only job I’d rather have is rock star… but I can’t sing and to be honest, I don’t think I’d enjoy living so publicly, so rock star stylist is a great trade off.
What is the best thing about your job? In 27 years as a hairstylist, I’ve been a salon manager, color educator, district manager overseeing 10 salons for a corporate salon chain, salon owner and of course, behind the chair stylist. My favorite part of my job is that each day looks completely different than the next, and meeting new people all the time from different backgrounds, reminds me of growing up on military bases. I specialize in hair color, keratin treatments, tape-in extensions and hair cutting. My first salon job was on campus at the University of Illinois so I’m experienced with many different hair types and textures. In fact, if you think you have difficult hair, I’m probably your girl!
What do you love about Peachtree City and surrounding areas? My absolute favorite thing about Peachtree City is the small town, family-oriented vibes but it’s close enough to Atlanta to take advantage of all of the big city amenities without the big city drama. Plus, it’s beautiful and southern winters beat a midwest winter any day of the week!
What is your best “working Mom” tip? My son was a toddler, and I was breastfeeding my newborn daughter when I started my career, so I could go on for days with tips for working moms, but the two best pieces of advice I ever got were :
1. The laundry/chores can wait. Your children will be adults, living their own lives in the blink of an eye. Enjoy them while you can.
2. Make time and space for yourself. It’s like the old saying, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Do you have a favorite Mom hack? As far as mom hacks go, “Don’t compare yourself to other moms. We’re all a hot mess, some just hide it better” I don’t know who said this, but once you understand it, life gets dramatically easier. Also, if you need to keep your kids’ lunch cold; freeze a sponge, put it in a baggie in their lunchbox. It will keep their lunch cool and they can use it to clean up any crumbs after they’ve finished eating.
What T.V. Show, Podcast, and books are you loving right now? I don’t watch a ton of television, (I avoid the news like the plague) but I am literally OBSESSED with Married at First Sight. Actual strangers, desperate for love, meet and then marry on the same day. Insanity, but I love it! What can I say? I’m a sucker for love! I always fall asleep on movies, so I don’t even try anymore. Back when I had an attention span, I loved goofy comedies and cheesy 80’s movies, but now that I’m an empty nester, I’ve rediscovered my love of reading, especially if it’s combined with lying by a body of water. The most recent book I finished was “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy. Disturbing, but worth the read.
To learn more about Tasha’s services, visit https://trimzonawhim.com/best-peachtree-city-salon.