Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers: Amanda Kimball

Position: Owner of Twisted Scizzors Salon & Spa; leads community fundraisers; instructor and mentor   

Favorite accomplishments: “Professionally, I’m most proud of being a successful business owner.I knew I wanted to be a hair stylist from the age of 4 … and am glad I didn’t let my high school guidance counselor’s opinion create a different path for me. Channel all of your talents and go for your goal! Personally, I am most proud of my four unique, beautiful children.”

Motivation: “I love getting to know people in our community — their joys, struggles and truths. I find a beauty within everyone I meet, and am most motivated by helping a person feel and see their beauty.”

Biggest challenge: “Finding balance between work and home. But by being a business owner I’m not only passing on the solid work ethic I learned from my parents, but I’m modeling a life skill that will sustain my children in the years to come.”

Guiding philosophy: “Watching how my parents worked and provided for our family, I know how to be successful: Follow your goal and complete your plan. My mom always told me to treat people the way you want to be treated, and that I could be anything I put my mind to.”

Fun fact: “I’m a huge NASCAR fan. Each year we have a giant Daytona 500 party, complete with Dale Earnhardt cardboard cutout. My favorite NASCAR memory is driving real NASCAR by myself at 140 mph.”

Louis Vitiello Jr.


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