I love the different people I am able to meet and help. The transformation of the hair also transforms the person. I thank God for my gift because it is a ministry in the restoration of self-esteem.
Why did you decide to get into the beauty industry? What sparked your interest?
I fell in love with hair at a young age. I was the little girl who styled all her baby dolls and barbies and when I got really good with that, moved on to my little sister and cousins. Styling hair is a natural gift so my transition into the industry was a natural step. Once I decided I was going to follow my passion and not be consumed with what other people thought I should be, doors began to open, opportunities showed up and I started to experience the satisfaction of doing something I love.
How would you describe your passion for life?
I have learned to enjoy each day, because you may not be given another one; To learn and grow from each experience, because they are the lessons that help us to navigate through life and produce opportunities for more joy; and to have a positive affect on someone’s life so that my legacy is full of people who are inspired to have a passion for life. A great leader does not have followers but produces more leaders and that is the person I strive to be everyday.
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty means a celebration of who you are the way the Creator made you
What is your advice to others looking to get into this industry?
I talk to people about releasing thoughts of fear. Fear stifles us from reaching our goals, manifesting our visions and being true to ourselves. We give people too much power. We become too concerned with what others think about us. So I encourage people to shut down what is of no significance, and surround yourself with people who are like-minded and supportive. Sometimes this means you may only have one person to talk to. At other times, you may find that there is no one who you can share with, and that’s fine too. Use those moments to encourage yourself, enjoy time with yourself and like yourself. Once you become solid in who you are it wont matter what other people have to say about you and what you do. You will be able to move in the confidence that you are making decisions that are best for you and you will be much happier.