bill-vandiverHi, I'm Bill Vandiver, co-owner of The Edge Salon. I dedicate my time to the betterment of those around me, including, but not limited to my family, my staff, local and national charities, cheerleaders, entertainers, housewives, husbands, children and everyone in between! I credit my success to God, my family and their values, the people I surround myself with and also my ability to maintain a positive attitude in a world that doesn't always appear to be positive!

I am an inventor, an author, a stylist, a business owner, a dreamer and a Christian. I've also danced for Safe Haven's Dancing with the Stars, been chosen as Nashville's Man of the Year, 5 time winner of Nashville's Best Hair Stylist, been chosen Nashville's Entrepreneur of the Year, styled recording artist & actors attending the Grammy's, Oscar's, ACM Awards, ACA Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Flameworthy Awards, MTV Awards, music videos, commercials and I have had more print work published than probably any stylist in the area in the form of calendars, album covers, print ads, commercial work, industry work and web images.

I have spent a life time dealing with epilepsy and all of the issues associated with that and I am fortunate to call myself a cancer survivor as of 2012! I have experienced many turbulent moments in my life but none that compare to the many amazing opportunities that I have enjoyed!

At the end of the day, I'm just Bill, a small town fella from Culleoka, TN that loves humble surroundings, good friends and life! I was recently given the duty of writing a book entitled Inspirational Thoughts from God, available December 2013. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it for God!

Allow me to share this with you. I was very inspired at a very young age when I had the fortune of reading Rudyard Kipling's poem "_If_." Enjoy and FYI my favorite is the last paragraph!

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I look forward to hearing from you.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And – which is more – you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

Bill Vandiver with Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders