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Business 1 ON 1 with Beverly Pitts

Name: Beverly Pitts

Business: Carbel’s Beauty Supply Co., 2324 Pio Nono Ave., Macon, (478) 781-2189; Hairline Beauty Salon, 2515 New Clinton Road, Macon, (478) 741-3555.

How long have you been in business? Pitts said Hairline has been open 22 years and Carbel’s for 18 years. She graduated from beauty school 28 years ago.

Pitts, who owns the businesses with husband Carlton, attributes the love she has for her job as a main ingredient to her and her husband’s success and longevity.

“I love what I do, I love the beauty industry, and I love people,” Beverly Pitts said. “I give people my best effort and people recognize that. ... We also seek out what’s newest and most progressive.”

What’s your specialty? At Carbel’s “we sell everything from beauty supplies, salon furniture, massage tables, facial chairs, a variety of dryers, a variety of dryer chairs, barber chairs. ... Our number one target market is professional hair stylists,” said Carlton Pitts.

Hairline is a full-service salon offering a variety of services. “Cuts, styles, curls, all of that,” Carlton Pitts said.

What are your future plans? The Pittses said they’re going to produce more beauty shows to educate professional stylists. The couple is organizing Pro Beauty Show, Oct. 14-15, at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon. The show will feature Tabatha Coffey, star of Bravo TV’s “Salon Takeover,” a show where Coffey helps struggling salon owners improve their businesses. The event, which is geared toward professional stylists, will feature a panel of beauty industry experts, educators and manufacturers showcasing products, trends in hair, nails, skin care, cutting, coloring, global texture, keratin, barbershop, makeup, extensions and weaves.

“We’re hoping to bring 6,000 hair stylist to Macon. ... We’ve done smaller shows in hotels,” Beverly Pitts said. “This has the capability to be an annual event.”

Tickets to the show are available at Hairline Beauty Salon and online at http://www.probeautyshow.com.

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