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

Hi Ayah, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind any success that I have been able to achieve is authenticity. Staying true to myself and not obsessing over how other people do things has helped me to stay sane,serene, and successful. I believe each of us have our own unique gifts to present to the world. Those who share their gifts instead of repaving a path that has already been laid are granted success.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My style is categorized as black and bold. I strive to represent my culture and my love for creatives in everything I do. It takes boldness to stand alone, to speak out, and to share your thoughts and ideas. I often times dress according to the mood that I am in. I express my feelings and moods through my clothing and styling. It’s my truth. By standing in my truth, I will hopefully give others permission to do the same. It has been a tremendous challenging first year in business, but it has been extremely rewarding. Having the right team in place helps to avoid making huge mistakes. I value mentorship, so having a business coach, a business manager, and a financial advisor all helps to keep my business on track. The biggest thing that I’d want people to know is that you are never too young or too old to do what you love. The only limits that exist are the ones that we give in to.

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?
Houston has a lot of special gems around the city. My favorite place to relax is Oyster Creek Park in Sugarland. I’m obsessed with food and brunch is a must have meal for me. Some of my favorite brunch spots are Bisou in the Galleria area and The Kitchen in the Woodlands. I certainly can’t forget about shopping! I love boutique stores! One of my favorites is Melodrama on Almeda !

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The support and love from my family and friends are what provides constant encouragement and motivation for me.

Website: Www.yayastyles.org

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