For Yvette Denise Perry-Bullock, she learned a sense of responsibility long before many of her peers.
Having grown up Detroit, Michigan, Perry-Bullock’s first real job came at the age of nine when she assumed a newspaper route post.
From that point on, it seemed that striving to maximize her potential became virtually a customary trend.
Widely known as “Pinky” by many who have come to known her since her youth, Perry-Bullock is owner and operator of Styles By Pinky Salon and Hair Gallery in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Located at 5329 Yadkin Road (Suite B) in the heart of Fayetteville, Perry-Bullock doesn’t shy away from the notion that she boasts what she describes as an “entrepreneurial flair” and “competitive nature,” essential attributes she contends have given way to her steadfastly striving to offer the best available service to her array of clients in greater Fayetteville.
“I wanted to upgrade from the salons I had worked in,” Perry-Bullock said during a recent exclusive interview.
To her credit, it’s safe to assume that she’s done just that, something about which she credits her parents who, long before their daughter was too young to understand, had gain a thorough appreciation for taking on such stiff responsibilities.
Given the continuous success this thriving, progressive woman of color has enjoyed since she made the lofty leap into the entrepreneurial world, Perry-Bullock undoubtedly has just one place to go — and that’s up.
Among the reasons is that the 48-year-old Perry-Bullock had made it point as a youngster to absorb her parents’ knowledge and wisdom, considering they were business owners. Not only did Perry-Bullock take heed to her parents’ advice, but she also acquired some hands-on experience in the process.
“My parents owned and operated their own mom and pop store,” Perry-Bullock explained. “And I ran their store while they worked other jobs after school at (the ages of) 12 and 13. I also had a paper route.”
Aside from working to generate income at a young age, Perry-Bullock was fixture in school activities, particularly when she attended Detroit’s Redford High, from where she graduated in 1984.
For instance, during her days at Redford, Perry-Bullock was a member of the choir and marching band.
“I love singing,” Perry-Bullock said.
Among the reasons is that Perry-Bullock is fixture in the Fayetteville community, largely because of her presence through her non-profit organization called, “Self Reflections,” a fledging establishment she created and established in 1996.
“Self Reflections” officially became an incorporated organization in 2002.
In assessing her entrepreneurial success in recent years, most notably as chief operating officer of Styles By Pinky Salon and Hair Gallery, among Perry-Bullock’s key plans for her business is to target individuals who amass an annual income in the neighborhood of $50,000 and above.
How else to explain why this rising star of hair stylist has been afforded the opportunity to render services to a number of celebrities, most notably renowned actor-comedian Katt Williams?
“I will be a sexy 49 in October,” Perry-Bullock said with a smile. “I am an entrepreneur, philanthropist and a cosmetologist.”
A thriving, progressive business-oriented mindset that dates all the way back to as young as she can recall.
She has her parents to thank.
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Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson also covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.