We had the good fortune of connecting with Aliyah Cartwright and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aliyah, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I really never wanted to work for anyone my whole life . Growing up seeing how hard my parents worked. My mom was a hairdresser and she was managers at local places. Clocking in for other people just didn’t sit well with me . Growing up i was always determined, strong- minded and independent. I wanted something of my own .
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a licensed hairstylist , right here in Atascocita/Humble Texas. I specialize in custom wigs i make on the sewing machine , I do sew ins , quickweaves, updo’s, closures, frontals, and i sell hair products , bundles, wigs, and strip mink lashes. One thing u don’t have to worry abt with my quick weaves is the glue. I install protective style quickweaves , meaning i protective your hair underneath so no adhesive will damage your natural hair. I am one stylist that cares abt your natural hair underneath your install. Your natural hair is growing also. When u come to me I’m more than just your average hairstylist. Most will tell u I’m like a mentor, Your getting your hair done , I’m giving you positive advice , or a word, great laughs , and my clients always say they feel so at home with me . I have to say anything u want in life isn’t always easy , If it was easy i wouldn’t have wanted it . You have to push yourself even if obstacles come in the way. Practice on your work , take plenty of classes , and take positive advice from talented people in your field. I am very proud of myself because the hair products i have put out . My growth oil is amazing , if you haven’t tried my oil, or products u really should. You will love them . This oil is all natural, very light, keeps the scalp from itching, smells great, keeps scalp moisturized, use for growth, also u can use it on your skin and lashes. My daughter suffers from eczema and she also uses this product for skin and hair. The lesson i have learned on my journey, is to never doubt yourself . Also never let people’s opinions discourage you from what u have going on . Keep pushing !!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would have to say Houston has a lot of great spots to go to. Turkey leg hut, steak 48, the camp, the address,the breakfast club, Topgolf, track 21, max bowl , David n busters etc.The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The most highest of all i can shout out is God , for always giving me the strength to keep pushing . When i didn’t have my faith , I would always pray to him. The next i have to say my talented younger sister Simone . Shout out to Idyllic Hair .
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