After working in the corporate world for 20 years, I was a little burned out from mergers and acquisitions and was ready to do something different. What would that difference be? My goal was to help fulfill a need, preferable for women. Still working at the time, sitting in a salon chair, the wig business was introduced to me. Initially, I thought, “Who wears a wig? I don’t even know anyone who wears a wig.” Well, that is a different story today.
In June 2003, I quit my job and went to wig school. In October 2003, named after my daughter and son, Amanda Thomas Boutique was born. I rented a small little room in the Stephen Marx Hair Salon in Milford, NH and started dropping off business cards to doctor’s offices. I was stunned by the response. Not only did people need such products, but they needed them to be provided by someone who would treat them with respect and the care they deserved.
As they say, the rest is history, a year later I moved the business to a larger facility in Amherst and became a certified mastectomy and bra fitter. Our facility became a Medicare accredited facility that was no easy task and every time I thought about quitting, one of my clients would come in and thank me. “Thank you, for being here and doing what you do.” This business has truly become a calling for me. I meet AMAZING people daily. I am so inspired by their strength and attitude many of them have when being faced with such difficult challenges in their lives.
Today, my staff and I have a wonderful 3,000 sq. ft. facility in Merrimack, NH, that allows us to offer clients many choices. It is my pleasure and honor to be able to bring these wonderful products and services to you.
“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. — Satchel Paige