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Woman detailer gains respect, customers

PHOENIX — “I got a lot of compliments from men who said, ‘Good for you,’…” says Kristy Lang.

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PHOENIX — Kristy Lang, owner of Kristy Kleen Automotive Detailing, knew the risks involved when she opened her own detailing business back in 2008, The StarPhoenix reported. Firstly, she was only 23; and secondly, it was and still is a male-dominated industry.

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The Dec. 6 story quoted Lang who stated, "It was scary being a 23-year-old in the business industry — and in a man's industry. It was terrifying."

At first, customers hardly acknowledged her, she said, and suppliers "scoffed" when she bought parts. But soon thereafter, people took notice of her high-quality work.

Lang, who mostly works on company vehicles, said in the story, "It's statistically proven that women have a better eye for detail. I got a lot of compliments from men who said, 'Good for you for stepping up and taking this challenge.'"

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During her first year, Lang worked alone. Today, she has four employees, including three females and one male.

"To see where I was five years ago and to see where I am now, I don't even recognize myself. It doesn't even feel real sometimes," Lang stated in the story.

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