After working a full-time job for about a year, I made my return to college as a Psychology major. I was excited and certain this was for me. What I didn’t know was that I would be bored out of my mind! Once I reached my limit, I left school to do some soul searching. It was fateful conversation with my longtime hairstylist and mentor, Greg Gilmore, that made me believe that I should give beauty school another try.
Once I had reached my goal of becoming a licensed cosmetologist, I was given the chance to work at Luxe’ Hair Studios, located in Cleveland. I was doing well for myself, but I knew it was time to expand. An introduction to the owner of the salon known as So Curly So Kinky So Straight put me in a prime position to make a change. I was offered a position in the shop and from there I built a name for myself. In my two years with So Curly.., I was able to participate in numerous hair shows, including the International Beauty Show in New York City.
My next step was taking my career into my own hands. My path led me to Headlines by De’Franco, where I took on the role of an independent stylist. Working at Headlines has afforded me much greater opportunities. On top of boosting my clientele, I’ve been blessed to take my talents to other cities like Atlanta, all in the name of my work. I have also had the chance to be a blessing to others by engaging in charity. Events like Prom clothing and Easter basket drives, and my work with I Heart Survivors (a charity dedicated to my late aunt, Jacqueline Davis) have added new meaning to what I do.
I have learned so much in the beauty industry in such a short amount of time. I look forward to continuous growth as a stylist, more traveling, and eventually blossoming into a celebrity stylist. My experiences are what keep me motivated and I’m always looking forward to what’s next.
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