Kookie Maffet shares her success secrets

caines | 11/22/2012, 5 a.m.

The hair stylist shows promising growth in the salon business

With one step into Kookie Maffet's hair salon (27000 N Miami Ave suite 1001), one is quickly transported to a place of luxurious beautification. Her two-level condo serves as a chamber of transformation for her customers. The experience is almost jarring as it can be easy to forget the hair appointment that you are there for, when you sink into the hairstylist's plush red sofas that line the first floor of the salon.Kookie just recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her salon an achievement that Maffet is relishing It was just time for me open my own salon, Maffet said. I always worked by contract only and I knew it was finally time for me to open my own place.

On the A-List

Maffet has been enjoying a success that most hairstylists and business professionals only hope to achieve, which consists of a celebrity clientele and flexible traveling schedules all for the sake of doing what one is passionate about. Those are truly the ingredients for a successful career, plus the ability to be your own discriminating boss. Maffet is known for working with celebrities such as: Eve, Kerry Washington, Fergie and Senaa Lathan. As her A-list roster continues to grow, Maffet's work has been ushered into the limelight due to her work with her loyal celebrity client, Gabrielle Union. While every entertainment industry insider may have known the name, Kookie Maffet is becoming a name that the fans of those industry insiders have come to know, as well.

A regimen for success

Maffet attributes her success to hard work, confidence, persistence and drive. You have to know your craft, Maffet said. You also have to be confident in what you know and be willing to learn at all times. Understanding the importance of research in her profession is one of the paramount routines that Maffet attributes to her success. I know how to do what I do, well, Maffet said. You have to be confident in what you do. By Ju'lia Samuelsjsamuels@miamitimesonline.com