Meet Keisha D | Stylist, Hairstylist, Entrepreneur, and Youth Mentor
What’s a quote that fuels your passion?
"The beauty in one can define the beauty in many." Which simply means, once an individual defines their unique beauty they are then confident and equipped to help those divinely connected to them discover theirs. It's an ongoing cycle.”
Keisha, your Humble Takeover is your story. Although one post could not tell your whole story, we are glad to highlight a few of your Great efforts.Tell the family where you started and how you got to where you are today.
In Cosmetology school I was more focused on exploring all aspects of the industry, opposed to wanting to own my own salon. When I first started, I networked every chance that I got. Because I love meeting new people, networking was easy. Owning a salon was not my goal at the time, so I positioned myself around people that offered other cosmetology experiences. The results of my networking have been what I call, God's divine connections. I have had the opportunity to work for Baton Rouge’s local magazine, 225 Magazine, as an Editorial hair stylist for over five years and my work has been featured on the cover four times. I have worked numerous runway shows in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Mississippi, New York, and Atlanta for Jovani Fashion Brand. I worked on two Christmas films that premiered on BET and BounceTv as the Key Makeup and Hair Assistant, and I was a speaker at the Baton Rouge 2017 Natural Hair Show. I have also been intentional about giving back to the industry by being a guest educator at local schools where I have taught and prepared students for life after school, techniques and skills, personal development, and introducing them to multiple career options.
Which chapter in your story inspired your current venture?
I have always said that once my business is well established, I will create an outlet for other hairstylists to assist them with getting started. My vision is to provide guidance and mentoring for their cosmetology journey. Getting started was a period during my journey that was hard for me, so I want to make it less difficult for those who are entering the profession.
What keeps you Humble through your success and failure in Life?
Knowing at any moment God can choose someone else to do what he’s chosen me to do keeps me humble. I am no different from the next person and it's only God's favor and grace that allows me to keep going. What keeps me humble through my failures is knowing I can learn from them. I strive to be transparent about my experiences so I can help others grow from their mistakes.
What advice would you offer our family who is writing their own story?
Get to know yourself inside and out. You are the brand and if you are not growing the brand cannot grow. When different opportunities come, remember to stay true to who you have discovered yourself to be as a person and as a brand. Finally, don't be afraid or too prideful to shadow and learn from someone who has the level of success that you are working towards; it can make your road to success easier.
Do you have any upcoming events or projects you would like to share?
Let me cater to you, schedule your next hair appointment at www.envoguehairstudio.com
We’d love to hear more stories, please suggest 5 other persons writing their own story and Conquering the World.
Elle Marie, @ellemariebrand
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