We had the good fortune of connecting with Audia Abalo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Audia, how do you think about risk?
The previous me would never take a leap of faith towards opening a business. Each day I learn that life is all about taking risks and not regretting what did not work out the way I wanted. Sometimes, I wonder how much courage is required to move forward with a decision even if it does not make sense, but my inner voice tells me to do it even if there is no scientific way to estimate a return on investment.

What should our readers know about your business?
Curlaland Salon is located at 2101 Smith St Ste 233, Houston, TX 77002. We are a multicultural salon meaning we cater to all types of hair textures. It is hard to find a salon that offer detangling services in a timely manner. Our salon approaches textured hair with a different lens. We are proud to educate our clients on their hair and how it works. Home care is as essential as salon care so we highlight to our clients why they must care for their hair at home and eliminate old practices that harm their hair integrity. We are excited about our signature organic products sourced by women in West Africa. Getting to our current level was not easy. It required dedication, communication and a will to empower women.
I learned that you can achieve any goals that you set if you consistently work toward it. I want the world to know that Curlaland is all about empowerment and self-confidence. Wear you crown!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my friend to the Southwest Side. Afrikiko – Authentic Ghanaian Cuisine.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank Nicole Yap, my mentor.

Website: curlaland.com

Instagram: instagram.com/audiahair

Twitter: https://twitter.com/curlaland

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curlaland

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFfARseb5DIwkbDcQY3mSw

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