STYLIST TALK: AMA

This beautiful Ghanaian is currently living in Maryland with a full-time job, while braiding and styling hair on the side. She shares with us a little bit about herself and her life as a stylist.

Read on to be inspired!

Outre Stylist Talk

How long have you been doing hair for?
I’ve been doing hair since middle school, and then worked in a shop my junior and senior year of high school. I do everything from braids, twists, and weaves.

What is your favorite part about being a stylist?
The smile I bring to my clients’ faces. I like the bond that I have with my regular clients. It’s like we become almost like family as time goes on.

What are your favorite Outre products to work with?
For a yaki weave, Purple Pack is my ultimate favorite hair. I love how natural the hair feels. And for marley twists, Batik Reggae is the best I’ve used..

Who is your hairstyle icon?
Her name is Debbie. I used to work with her in a salon years ago. I admired how fast and neat she braided. I learned a lot just by looking at her and incorporating some of her technique.

What was your biggest struggle and how did you overcome it?
My biggest struggle were self-esteem issues. Growing up, I was ridiculed for being a dark skin girl. I overcame it in college. I was in a different part of the state where men and women were obsessed with my skin. They gave me compliments on my skin and kept telling me how beautiful I was. I started looking at myself differently and affirming my beauty to myself. I’m so confident now, in my own skin.

Do you have any advice for aspiring stylists?
You have to love doing hair and not make it about the money. It’s an art and you have to work on your craft to be better each day. Your clients are comfortable with you when they see the passion you have for creating something beautiful for them.

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