From starting as a concierge to stepping into her role as Managing Director of Operations, Summer Smith is a familiar face at milk + honey. We paid Summer a visit and tagged along during her daily walk-through at the 2nd Street District location. During our one-on-one, Summer reveals her spirit animal, her favorite part of working at milk + honey, why she loves living in Austin, and so much more. Keep watching and reading.
Summer hails from Houston, Texas and has been a part of the beauty industry since she was 17 years old.
On how she got her first taste of the beauty industry: “When I was in high school, I dyed my hair red for the first time and quickly learned how expensive the upkeep was. I knew I needed a discount, and at the time, my boyfriend’s sister owned a salon. I worked there after school and on the weekends,” she says.
On her most memorable milk + honey moments: “Hiring massage therapist Lala. Lala came in after a swimming accident and had a huge gash across her face. She looked ridiculous. We had a good laugh about it and immediately hit it off. We instantly had a connection and have been inseparable ever since.”
On what she does outside the spa and salon: She loves to travel and recently vacationed in Mexico. When asked what country she wants to visit next, she happily replied, “Denmark!”
On what the future holds: Summer sees herself being happy, healthy, and helping milk + honey take over the world.
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