MY EO: Staci Patton, Salon Owner

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Name: Staci Patton, Salon Owner

What were you like as a kid growing up in Edmond?
I was busy! My mom started me in dance at 3. I also got
into power tumbling. But my athletic passion was BMX racing. I raced BMX (Bicycle Motocross) for 11 years. I won
quite a few titles in my age group and finished top 10 in the country most of
those years. I even finished 5th in the world as a 16-year-old and 7th in the world as a Junior Elite. I had
sponsors that would send me to at least 15 nationals a year, so I missed school frequently.

So you’ve traveled all over the country? What have been your
favorite places to visit?
I have! I’ve even been able to travel over seas a few
times. A favorite would be Jackson Hole, WY. My team went white water rafting
down the Snake River and camped out for a few days in our RVs. Argentina and France are neat places too. I just love to travel.

How did you transition from being a BMX racer to a hair stylist?
I’ve always had a knack for hair and nails, so after my
hairstylist encouraged me to do so, I attended cosmetology school while I was a junior and senior in high school. I
graduated when I was 17 and had my first career job two weeks later!

And now you own a salon?
I sure do! I opened S Studio Salon eight years ago. I was
only 20 and had been doing hair for two years. Recently the salon moved to a new location, which I designed
with my contractor. I have so much fun as a business owner. Oklahoma is a wonderful
place for it.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy healthy cooking, running and cycling. I ran my
first half marathon in November of last year. I’m also a contributor on the health and fitness blog

How do you stay motivated to work out and eat right? Any tips?
It’s a lifestyle choice. It’s so much easier to keep a
regular schedule of workouts and food choices instead of having to start over and over
again. I have found a boot camp I love and have been going three days a week at 6 a.m. since February 2009. As far as eating right, I don’t follow diets or the next eating trend. I like
to be active
so I need to fuel my body to perform.

What is your favorite go-to healthy meal to make?
For dinner, grilled cedar plank salmon with mixed veggies.
It’s quick and so easy. Depending on the mood, I’ll use pesto on the salmon, other spices or a brown sugar and spice mixture that my friends swear is the best
salmon they’ve ever had.

Do you have any children or pets?
I have five chihuahua
fur babies – three of them were rescued. They are all girls and so sweet!

What are some items on your bucket list?
Oh goodness…Ultimately I want to travel the world. I
love culture, so no matter where I end up I want to experience what that culture has to offer. I’m passionate about learning and educating and I would love to be an educator in my industry.

Describe a typical day in the life of Staci.
Alarm: 5:15 a.m. Workout: 6-7. Feed pups, myself and get
ready for work. Make people even more beautiful than they already are! Come
home and relax in the kitchen
then on my patio with my wonderful boyfriend. Usually in bed by 10 p.m.

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