Know HER November- Samantha Pickering aka "Sam"

Ever heard the phrase to know her is to love her. That’s how the Sol Sisters feel about Sam!! She is a client turned friend who inspires us and is ALWAYS a ray of sunshine!

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Samantha has a deep love and appreciation for her community. She got connected with The Dostal House when she was going through her "quarter-life crisis" and through the House she has created deep, lasting relationships with influential women that empower and support her. In her free time, Samantha loves to golf (go Tiger), quilt and spend time with her boyfriend, Kyle.

Q: Where is your home town?

A:Cedar Rapids

Q: Are you an early bird or night owl?

A:Early Bird!

Q:What motivates you?

A: Knowing the kind of life I want to create for myself, and ensuring that what I am doing today will directly influence the future I want.

Q:Binge worthy TV show...or podcast?

A: Podcasts... KFC Radio, ForePlay (it's a golf podcast, promise). TV... Will & Grace and Gray's Anatomy!

Q: Favorite song to blast through the speakers? At this moment. We know it can change depending on the day :)

A: Woman Like Me by Little Mix - well, their entire CD actually

Q:Top 3 women you look up to?

A:Jackie Kennedy, Melissa McCarville, and Meegan


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Q: BEST guilty pleasure?

A: A BIG glass of wine (from First Ave Wine House), my favorite robe and an evening of quilting (I’m really 90).

Q: One beauty item you CAN NOT live without, and why?

A:My Doll-up Beauty Case.. because I can't choose JUST one and that holds all of the necessities to make me feel beautiful and put together

Q: Favorite simple quote?

A: "You can never be overdressed or over-educated." - Oscar Wilde

Q: Why Sol Sisters?

A: My previous spray tan experiences at other salons was always negative; I am fair skinned and the standard solutions other places used made me look brassy and orange. My first experience with Tiff and Sol Sisters was the complete opposite - we have an in-depth conversation about what my skin was like, my lifestyle and what I wanted to look like. She matched me with the base color that was a fit for MY skin tone, so my tan is flawless and natural. Over time both Tiff and Amber have become friends of mine, and I always know they will be honest about what color would look best on me given what season it is outside. They also are continuously working to bring their clients new, innovative products to get the most out of the tan. Such as pH balancing soap and sunscreen that won't breakdown tans in the summer. They truly make each woman that comes in feel special and beautiful.

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