Back in high school, Kirby Keomysay ran a beauty parlor out of his parents' basement.
After learning the craft from his uncle, who owns Texture in Bellevue, Keomysay cut and colored his high school cheerleading friends' hair in his underground salon. He did updos for prom and other fancy events, as well as the occasional perm. His friends began to bring in their moms and grandmas. His own mom, noticing her utility bills had increased, told him he needed to start charging more.