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Virtuously Gifted Salon to VG Salon Studios

My name is Valeria Porter and I am the Master Stylist and owner of Virtuously Gifted Salon and VG Salon Studios.  I am a graduate of Georgia Career Institute’s Master Cosmetology Program and Cosmetology Instructor Program. I hold a BS Degree in Biology from Georgia College & State University as well as an MBA in Managerial Leadership from Piedmont College.

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Virtuously Gifted Salon to VG Salon Studios

My name is Valeria Porter and I am the Master Stylist and owner of Virtuously Gifted Salon and VG Salon Studios.  I am a graduate of Georgia Career Institute’s Master Cosmetology Program and Cosmetology Instructor Program. I hold a BS Degree in Biology from Georgia College & State University as well as an MBA in Managerial Leadership from Piedmont College.

 

At a very young age, I realized that I had the gift and passion to style hair. However, it wasn’t until later in life that I decided to pursue it as a career.  To prove how serious I was, I went to cosmetology school without missing one single day. To top it off, I graduated as Valedictorian of my class.  I was successfully able to balance my life as a wife, mother, and student with ease.  I am also a gifted musician.  I have been playing the piano since the age of five.  I was often told that I had the gift, all I had to do was use it. I have always felt that my hands were anointed to do great things. With that in mind, I combined both of my passions and launched Virtuously Gifted ~ The Musician Beautician.  

 

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Virtuously Gifted Salon was founded in May 2018 in the beautiful city of Lawrenceville, GA to provide natural hair care services for ethnic hair.  When clients come to my salon, they can enjoy a private and relaxing one-on-one experience with me personally. I strive to educate my clients on how to properly care for and maintain their own hair, as well as recommend products to keep their hair looking its best.  I also aim to build a long term relationship with my clients and be readily available as they embark upon discovering how versatile and exciting their hair can be. What sets me apart is the fact that I continuously educate myself.  Learning from other stylists and educators in this industry gets me excited, keeps me motivated, and eager to pass along what I’ve learned to my clients.  I constantly study, practice, and attend classes to improve myself so that I can be the best I can be in this field.

 

It was in the year of June 2019 that I had an epiphany to go bigger.  Without going into all the details, I had no idea that I was going to be forced to make that move a lot sooner than I had anticipated.  All I can say is that God works in mysterious ways.  When the world shut down due to the pandemic, I decided not to renew the lease at my previous Virtuously Gifted Salon location. November 30, 2020 was my last day.  Instead of closing down for good, I came up with a plan to build out my very own private salon studios.  My husband, who is also my business partner, was all in.  He often calls Mrs VG (because of Virtuously Gifted) so I decided to take that name and coin VG Salon Studios.  We both had crazy, radical faith.  It took nearly two years to get up and running but I don’t regret it at all.  A lot of sweat, tears, and pain (physically) got me to where I am today.  I am still shedding tears…tears of joy that is.

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VG Salon Studios officially opened for business December 17, 2021.  It is a place designed specifically for licensed professionals within the beauty industry and their clients.  Our studios come equipped with the tools needed for independent stylists to run their own business, create their own unique brand, and personalize their own workspace.  The atmosphere at VG Salon Studios is pleasant, relaxing, and inviting.  Clients can come and enjoy a safe and luxurious experience with our studio owners. 

Valeria Porter | Owner | VG Salon Studios

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