Joy LaMay has been passionately pursuing this industry and the people in it for over 16 years. She began her career as an independent stylist. Since then, despite going through medical issues, physical trauma, moving cities, and raising a family, she’s never wavered in her pursuit of continuing education and growth as a businesswoman.
In 2014 she became a Brand Educator for one of the top color companies in the world, traveling all over California, teaching stylists and salon owners color theory, and managing client relationships and best practices for success. Through that experience, she became even more passionate about helping independent stylists grow and advance their careers.
She understands as an independent stylist how hard it can be to find mentorship, accountability, and an outside view of your business. Her passion is in financial planning, budgeting, and growing your business, all while maintaining financial freedom.
Since growing up on the East Coast, Spain, and San Diego, Joy has been living in Los Angeles for the last 10 years with her husband and two kids. When not behind the chair or coaching, you can find her at Disneyland, at a concert, or exploring the many landmarks Southern California has to offer.
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"Consistency is not a destination, it is a daily practice."
Why did you decide to become coach?
My own experience of having a coach has changed my life. I felt like I was spinning my wheels and not getting very far. I needed that mentorship to give me the push I needed to move forward, and having a coach got me there. As an experienced educator, I love teaching others. After realizing firsthand how valuable coaching is, I knew in my heart that I wanted to help others experience the freedom I’ve found.
How would you describe your coaching style?
My goal is to use empathy, encouragement, and a dose of straightforwardness to empower you to use your unique talents to meet and exceed your goals. I commit to being honest and support you every step of the way.
What should someone expect when working with you?
I’m always going to be on your side and will always strive to understand where you are coming from. I’ll empathize with your experience while also being honest, guiding you into risks, and out of places that no longer serve you. I want to be a listening ear when you need one, but also that voice of action when it’s time to move forward. I can’t wait to get to know you more and help you along your path.
What would you say to someone who is skeptical of hiring a coach?
I would say absolutely, “I was too!” I had tried the programs with the private Facebook groups, I went to all the webinars and filled out all the templates with not much to show for it. I was totally wary of the cost it takes to hire a coach, so I know exactly how you are feeling. But now, on the other side, I don’t think I could be where I am today without the help of a coach. This is precisely what I want for you: to know that you’re no longer turning your wheels without any traction and enjoying the life you are living. I’m honestly more excited for you if you are skeptical…we teach that growth comes from taking risks, so get ready to grow!
What excites you about the Destroy The Hairdresser platform?
You are not alone when you are apart of the DTH family. Being an independent stylist, it can be hard to find your community and the support you need. I’ve been looking for my people for years, and I’ve found them with DTH. You’re entering a group of like-minded stylists and owners committed to their growth, which is so infectious. I also love to learn, and having the online classes and supplemental materials to go through and discuss with your coach is fantastic. There are so many resources between online courses, the podcast, small support groups, Instagram live’s, and a coach dedicated to your growth.
What books have influenced your coaching style?
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C Maxwell
Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn K. Glei
Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
What has been your biggest success story as a coach?
There is no better story than somebody finally believing in themselves the way I believe in them. Somebody making the changes they know will benefit their business and their life. I know you feel tired, overworked, and like you’re working so hard and yet want so much more out of life. Let me help you get there.