As a child, I always loved playing with hair.

I would braid my sister’s tresses for hours. I knew it would be part of my future somehow.

At 14 years old, I started hair-styling after school and on weekends. In college I braided, cornrowed, and weaved friends and family's hair to help pay for school.

Throughout all of my experiences, my greatest motivation has always been anticipating trends and what is to come. Twenty years on, I am eager to continue my journey, to continue working hard and to continue doing what I love.