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

Hi Bria, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I started my business, I didn’t necessarily have the luxury of taking time off to “enjoy” life. I would work Sunday-Saturday, constantly pass out business cards to people in the parking lot, and constantly put myself on. By the grace of God, as my clientele retention grew, I was able to shift my working days to a more consistent schedule and that allowed me to free some days up for my mental health.

Looking back, I would have never done things that way. I am a complete advocate for an EQUAL, and I lay heavy emphasis on the word “EQUAL”, work-life balance. Never deprive yourself of living your life outside of work. I had to learn the hard way. The key to life is to work SMARTER and NOT HARDER!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I started my business, I didn’t think I would be doing hair. I had only done my own hair from time to time and a few friends and classmates. Once I saw how much fun I had while doing hair, I inquired about hair school and It took off from there.

In the beginning it was a little rough, getting a consistent clientele, finding the best products for each client, and most importantly, finding my niche. Once I found my passion for hair, I started my first business venture, and Bria Nicole Brand was born.

Bria Nicole Brand is a well rounded company which caters to all women and men. We make it our mission to meet our clients goals by educating them on the importance of maintaining the integrity of healthy hair. We do this by providing our clients with specific services to embrace or enhance their natural appearance.

Being in this industry, you learn to get ahead of the time or you will fall behind, There are always new and trendy styles, and looks that come and go. So I figured I’d add a product to increase my cash flow, which is where S7VN Raw Collection came about.

S7VN Raw Collection is “Not JUST Hair, It’s a LYFESTLY”. This is what we live by and we aim to capture the focus of how hair can be life changing for most. Each client that shops our luscious Raw Cambodian Hair is in for an experience. These extensions are derived straight from Cambodian donors. Each individual bundle is a single donor’s hair, therefore providing a variety of different patterns and textures to choose from,

I intend to do more by the grace of God, however I am grateful for all that God has blessed me with.

In conclusion, consistency has been my teacher in this journey. If you are not consistent, you can not expect your business to grow. There are a lot of people doing what your doing, just remember theres no one doing It the way that YOU do!

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.
Here’s the funny thing, I’m actually new to the area, so in the event that I had a friend visiting from out of town, we would definitely have to find things to do together.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
If I can be completely honest, I owe every part of my success to God. It is extremely easy to quit, give up, move on, leave It behind; but to able to keep going, never stop, push forward, and be encouraged, that is only by His grace.

I used to be a quitter, always leaving behind whatever I felt no longer served me, but God provided me with wisdom and insight on this habit I wanted to break. God will give you the opportunity to learn the lesson, but until you do, it will repeat itself.

Nothing is by coincidence and this has helped shape my mind around how I got here.

I would have nothing and be nothing without Him.

Website: brianicole.co

Instagram: @bnbrand_

Image Credits
Photographer: THOMAS KIRK

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