UM: For those who may not know, tell us what motivated you to start a career in the hair and beauty industry?
Being a beauty professional is in my DNA. My mom was a hairstylist. I started doing hair for money at the age of 12. I would have lines of people waiting to get their hair done in the projects.
UM: What do you feel sets your brand apart from others?
I’m not here to make a quick dollar. I’m here for the long haul. I love and believe in my brand. I believe in integrity and I realize that customers don’t need me, I need them. That is what makes me different.
UM: What are some of the challenges you had to overcome while building your brand?
Starting out was the hardest time ever. Running a business without a degree or mentor. I literally came into this blind, but I had a dream. I made my share of mistakes & took many losses. I also had to deal with health issues. I was diagnosed with Lupus and Fibromyalgia in 2013.
UM: What advice would you give to someone looking to get started in your industry?
Don’t do anything that’s not your passion. If you live for the hair and beauty industry, then go for it. It’s hard work but very rewarding. You have to do the work. Stay true to who you are, know your worth. Never stop learning, even when you’re the best!
UM: Do you take part in or support any special causes during the month of May?
May is Lupus, mental health awareness and women’s month. I support foundations and attend as many events as I can. These causes are very dear to me because I am a woman that has battled these illnesses.
UM: Do you have anything coming up or new products that you would like to mention?
I’m working on revamping my hair care line, also I am working on Stylishe Beauty Bar 2.0. In addition, I now accept care credit which is a credit card used to pay for medical expenses. This is great because now clients with cancer and alopecia can purchase their hair and custom units with it.
UM: Where can our readers go to keep up with the latest pertaining to your company or for service?
Follow me on IG@Stylishehair
Facebook Stylishe Beauty Bar
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