To say Kristi Day is a hair wunderkind is not hyperbole. She sped through her requisite 1,600 hours for cosmetology school in well under a year. Once she had her license in hand, she quickly joined a salon that nurtured her growth: As an assistant, Day was permitted to grow her own clientele part time as long as she assisted full time. One year into this role, she changed direction and opted to rent a chair at another salon and immerse herself in the art of extensions and content creation. Did Day stop there? No! She moved her talents and growing clientele into a private studio—but even that wasn’t enough to satiate the young talent’s thirst for success. Obviously, Day had her sights set on something bigger.