1: 9 years ago Samantha had a dream...
2: After lots of hard work, | love, and determination...
3: What I want? salon was born. | February 2003
4: Grand Opening Samantha, Debbie, Terri, Lisa, Charlyn, and Margaret | February 2003
5: This is where our story begins.
6: Our first trip, New York City!! | 2003
7: Samantha, Lisa, Charlyn, Debbie, Margaret, and Chrystal traveled to New York City for a hair show.
9: New York City Hair show! | 2003
10: Williamsburg's Hair Show!! | Samantha, Lisa, Charlyn, Terri, Debbie, Tammy, Mindy, and Anita
11: 2003 | George and Lucas from Redken.
12: 2004 | Terri, Lisa, Tammy, Emily, Amy, and Mindy
13: Alzheimer's Walk The summer of 2004 we participated in a 3 mile walk in Governors Land to help raise awareness for Alzheimer's.
15: 2 0 0 4 | Samantha, Lisa, Charlyn, Debbie, Terri, Margaret, Mindy, Tom, Amy, and Anita | Merry Christmas!
17: Business After Hours at Lightfoot Crossing. Samantha, Lisa, Charlyn, Terri, Debbie, Margaret, Mindy, Tom, Anita, Amy, and Emily | Business After Hours
18: Ocean City Hairshow!! | Samantha, Lisa, Charlyn, Terri, Mindy, Anita, and Amy.
20: Casino Night | To help raise money for breast cancer we hosted a casino and silent auction night. | May 2006
22: Samantha, Lisa, Charlyn, Terri, Debbie, Mindy, Anita, Amy, Tom, Emily, and Amanda
24: Ocean City, Maryland
25: Ocean City Hair Show! Charlyn, Sherry, Amy, Samantha, Lisa, Emily, Anita, Anne Marie, Debbie, and Mindy | June 2007
26: Juan Juan and the What I Want? Salon Girls
27: Wayne & Rob
28: Samantha, Lisa, Charlyn, Debbie, Mindy, and Anita traveled to LA for a haircutting academy.
29: LA Here we come!! November 2008
30: November 2007
31: Going in style! Samantha arranged for a limo to pick us up from the airport.
32: First things first... it's time to check out the city!
34: Charlyn and Baby!! | Relaxing on the roof top in Beverly Hills!
36: LOS ANGELES BABY!
37: Rodeo Drive
38: J Beverly Hills Academy
39: Juan Juan Salon
41: 2007 Our Mannequin's
42: New York City! We traveled to New York City for our second Hair Cutting Academy and some bonding time.
43: 2010 | Samantha, Anne-Marie, Charlym, Lisa, Mindy, Anita, Lauren, Charity, Brianna, and Raychel | Go Yankees!
44: Sam Brocato Hair Cutting Academy
45: September 2010
46: We asked our clients to bring in old styling products to donate to Avalon and gave them a free shampoo blow dry and snacks! | Samantha, Anne-Marie, Lisa, Charlyn, Mindy, Anita, Lauren, Charity, Brianna, and Raychel.
47: Helping Avalon 2011
48: Our new logo
49: After 7 years and being inspired in New York it was time for a face lift!! Just in time for the new year! | 2011
50: Happy 8 year Anniversary!! | Samantha, Anne-Marie, Lisa, Charlyn, Mindy, Anita, Lauren, Charity, Raychel, and Brianna.
51: February 2011
52: BYOB Bring your own brush
53: 2011 | Invited client's to come and bring their own styling tools from home to teach them how to do their hair.
54: Silent Auction & Cocktail Night 10/01/2011
55: Raising money to help support Beyond Boobs!
57: Samantha, Charity, Anne-Marie, Charlyn, Lisa, Mindy, Anita, Lauren, Raychel, Brianna, Amy, Whitney, and Samantha W.
58: Just a few of our Silent Auction items.
59: Hosted at Charity's house.
60: Our Team! | What I Want? Salon participated in a 10k walk or run to help support and raise money for Beyond Boobs. We had the largest team consisting of 70 employees, family, friends and clients.. Go Team!!
61: Beyond Boobs | 10K
62: Finally... the finish line.!
65: Christmas 2011 | Samantha, Anne-Marie, Charlyn, Lisa, Mindy, Anita, Lauren, Chrity, Brianna,, Raychel, Amy, Whitney, and Samantha W.
66: Happy 9th Year Anniversary!! We love you, Anne-Marie, Charlyn, Mindy, Anita, Lauren, Charity, Raychel, Brianna, and Amy.
67: Samantha, Wow, look how much we have grown! It's amazing looking back over the years and seeing how much we have accomplished, not only as individuals but also as a salon. Thank you for being such a wonderful boss! I admire you not only as a owner but also as a stylist and a friend. You have taught me more then you will ever know!! Thank you for always believing in me and most of all thank you for never giving up on me! I know that wasn't always easy:). Happy 9th Anniversary Samantha! You have done an amazing job with What I want? salon... Be Proud! Love you, Mindy | Samantha, Thank you for being such a wonderful Boss. You are such an amazing person. Congratulations on your 9th year Anniversary! I am so thankful to have shared 7 1/2 years with this wonderful team. I look up to you everyday and you always amaze me with your talents. You are so strong. I love you! Thanks and Happy 9th Year Anniversary! Anita | Samantha, Congratulations on 9 years of being in business. Thank you for letting me be part of What I Want? Salon. I hope you have many more successful years to come. xoxo, Charity
68: Dearest Samantha, I am so proud of what you have done with What I Want? Salon in these 9 years. Congratulations on having an idea, taking action, opening a salon promising to run it in a way you would want to work and keeping to that by creating systems and procedures by being committed to education and for taking risks of hiring young ones to mold and educate to grow up in your place of business to become successful stylists. Because of this you have surrounded yourself with the best of the best and you are the most sought after appointment in Williamsburg! I love you for so many reasons involving work but also for the type of friend you are as well. Thank you for always doing your best and requiring that of your team. Thank you for being kind, compassionate, and respectful to your team and to your clients. I wish you many more years of success. I look forward to helping you achieve that. I love you! Respectfully, Anne-Marie
69: Samantha, I can't even begin to tell you how blessed I am to have you as my boss. Your not only a boss to me though you are a friend, teacher, and someone who can give me guidance through everyday life troubles. If it wasn't for you I would have never pushed myself as hard to be the best hairstylist I can be. You are the one who believes in us, even when we don't believe in ourselves. Thank you so much for the many wonderful years I have spent here. Can't wait to see what life has in store for you and What I Want? Salon. I love you so much and congrats on everything you have done. Love Lauren W. | Samantha, I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed working for and with you these 4 years. Although I have little work experience, I know that I am working for the best of the best. I so admire your professionalism and passion at work. You have the perfect balance of authority and grace leading this salon. You are beautiful and talented women any young woman like me would strive to become. Thanks for always giving your best to us, your family, and the lord-no matter what the cost. I hope we have many more years together here in the future. Love, Brianna
70: Samantha, Wow how time flies! I look at these pictures and feel so proud to be apart of this salon. The best times ever. I still remember when you shared your dream with me and asked me to be apart of it. I was so young in the industry and you took me under your wing and have pushed me to be the best that I can be. My success started with you believing in me when I couldn't I admire your leadership. You have always encouraged us to be the best and have stood behind us at any cost. Thank you for never giving up. I know God has amazing things in store for you in the years to come. Congratulations on your success. I am so proud of your accomplishments and feel blessed to have been apart of them. Love you. love, Charlyn
71: Samantha, Congratulations on making it so many amazing years with What I Want! You are such an inspiration in very way. I have so much to thank you for and you have been an amazing influence on me, even if you may not be fully aware you are an amazing woman and are a wonderful role model. I will always remember what you've taught me. Thank you so much for all you have done. xoxo love, Raychel