Career

“Follow your passion. It will lead to your purpose.” –Oprah Winfrey.

Steve Harvey said it best. “Your mission, your purpose any your destiny will all be tied to one thing- your gift.” It took me years or even decades to figure this out. The statement is so true. I never thought I would be working in the beauty industry. I always envisioned myself being an attorney or business executive. I knew I would wear suits everyday and use my mind instead of my hands.

Growing up, I worked in the salon after school helping my mother with her clients. I even started doing my classmates’, neighbors’, and my friends’ hair. I was good at it. But, I would always dismiss it as a future career path or destination. It would hurt my mother’s feeling. I was insinuating that being a stylist wasn’t a highly esteemed profession. She would say, “It provides food, shelter, and more for you and your sister.” She was very correct.

I finally saw the benefits and value of being my own boss.

It wasn’t until I graduated from college and received job offers from major corporations, that I finally saw the benefits and value of being my own boss and joining the family business. In February 2003, I opened 360 Degrees Hair Studio in Houston with my mother, Lisa Moore after having been exposed to and engaged in the trade since childhood. A veteran in the industry, I am grateful to have been afforded various opportunities for networking, continued education, and advancement. Traveling domestically and globally with Design Essentials as a Global Artistic Director developed me as a leader, strengthened me as a business owner, and taught me the importance of dreaming bigger.

With my sights set on total wealth (mental, physical, financial and spiritual), my mindset has shifted with my growth as a person and professional. My goals and aspirations have migrated to plans and actions to retire from the “behind the chair” into developing other women personally and professionally.