I'm a woman of GOD, a mother of 2 amazing boys, a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and mentor. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA by two amazing parents...a goal-driven Dad and a praying Mom!
When I was around 12, I watched my Dad open and operate his own convenience store... "The Lowe's Market". I noticed how he didn't have to ask anyone for permission to go on break, to take time off from work or wait to be considered for a pay raise. He was his own BOSS, on his own time and in charge of his own income, life and level of success.
Honey, that was enough to convince me that I wanted to be a BOSS, a female entrepreneur and to own my own business too. I was willing to work as hard as my Dad did to achieve it. I graduated from high school & college with honors and I obtained every diploma, degree, certification, training...as much as I needed to make sure that I always had options to create opportunities and multiple streams of income for myself.
Now, fastforward to now and about 9 failed businesses later, I'm a serial business entrepreneur (since the age of 18) and the proud owner of Salon Seven, Salon Seven Training Academy, Restore Hair Care, "The Space" and The Female CEO Society.
I'm a Licensed Master Cosmetologist, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Certified Hair Loss Practitioner, Certified Associate Trichologist and Hair Care Line Creator & Founder with over 24 years of experience in the hair care & beauty industry.
In 1997, I became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and graduated Magna cum laude earning a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA). After graduation, I successfully landed a job in corporate America working as a Human Resources Manager for nearly ten years. I quickly climbed the corporate ladder, but knew in my heart & soul that my purpose was to be an ENTREPRENEUR!
While working as an HR Manager by day, I studied cosmetology by night and received my cosmetology license from Chattahoochee Technical College (Marietta, GA) in 2000. After graduation, I was inspired to open a Hair Salon with a mission to provide professional hair care services which was the inspiration for Salon Seven in 2002.
I was quickly known as a Healthy Hair Care Advocate with a true love to educate and motivate others about the importance of maintaining healthy hair, which lead me back to school at Empire Beauty School (Kennesaw, GA) where I received my education and training to become a Licensed Cosmetology Instructor in 2011. I taught as a Licensed Cosmetology Instructor educating students in a private sector for nearly three years. While teaching in the classroom, I realized that I wanted to take my teaching to another level by training and educating inspiring cosmetologists and beauty professionals through hands-on and online continuing education classes…which was the inspiration for Salon Seven Training Academy in 2014.
In 2018, Salon Seven Training Academy became a Board Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider for Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. Working as a Master Cosmetologist for many years and educating students primarily about hair, I was determined to further my education to learn all the unknowns about hair loss causes & solutions which lead me back to school at US Trichology Institute to become a Certified Hair Loss Practitioner in 2019.
In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, I took full advantage of the lockdown mandates and decided to return back to school at US Trichology Institute to increase my knowledge of hair loss and scalp disorders. Upon completing my studies as a Certified Associate Trichologist, I quickly applied my specialized education and knowledge of vital nutrients & vitamins that are clinically proven to help restore and promote healthy hair & scalp and formulated a line of hair care products which was the inspiration for Restore Hair Care LLC.
RESTORE HAIR CARE is a hair care product line made of quality products infused with a natural balance of organic ingredients, essential vitamins and pure 100% essential oils formulated to RESTORE & MAINTAIN healthy hair & scalp!
My most notable accomplishments during my career includes: Contract Hair Stylist for Kidspeace Inc. (Since 2007), Business Participate in the Cosmetology Youth Apprenticeship Program for Douglas County Schools (Since 2007), Annual Career Day Speaker for Douglas & Cobb County Schools (Since 2010), MATCH Mentoring Program in Douglas County School System (Since 2015), Douglas County Partners In Education (Since 2015), Member of Professional Beauty Association (Since 2015), Long-Term Substitute Cosmetology Instructor for Douglas County School System (2016-2017), Member of Bronner Business Institute (Since 2016), Georgia Licensed Notary Public (Since 2017), Member of Nationwide Notary Registry (Since 2020) Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barber Continuing Education Provider (Since 2018), Graduate of US Trichology Institute (2019, 2021), Owner of Salon Seven (Since 2002), Owner of Salon Seven Training Academy (Since 2014), Owner of "The Space" (Since 2016), Founder & Owner of Restore Hair Care (2020) and Founder & Mentor of The Female CEO Society (2021).
With over 26 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, I have decided that it is time for me to GIVE BACK the knowledge that I wish was available to me when I started on my entrepreneurial journey. My mission as a female entrepreneur, mentor and founder of "The Female CEO Society" is to create an inspiring space to help females connect, build and grow as a "Female CEO"!
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