We had the good fortune of connecting with Christine Nnabugwu and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christine, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
When you have multiple goals and dreams, people will call you indecisive and say you lack direction. When that is not the case! A lot of people have a limited worldview, but I do not. My master plan won’t make sense to those who think with limitations. I found myself interested in fashion, beauty, art, law, etc. Instead of limiting myself, I am exploring them all. My end goal involves me using my law degree to open up my own law firm and opening up a non-profit organization for homeless youth and youth aging out of foster care. I also plan on expanding my beauty brand, Ce’s Cosmetology. I pray by God’s grace that Ce’s Cosmetology will become a household name like Fenty Beauty. I have more business ideas but I do not want to speak too soon (lol)
What should our readers know about your business?
Outside of law school, I run a beauty brand called Ce’s Cosmetology, which is an organic beauty brand that offers hair and skincare. I offer multiple body scrubs, body butter, hair growth oil, and so much more! I know I’m not the first to introduce natural products but what sets me apart is that I make everything from scratch using recipes that have been handed down to me by my mother. I grew up suffering from extreme eczema. It would get so bad that my skin would crack, itch, and I would develop rashes. Nothing the dermatologist prescribed helped me so my mother took my skin and hair into her own hands. Now as an adult, I took what my mother did for me, and now I am sharing it with the world!
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?
So my best friend actually drove from Dallas to come to see me this past summer! We started our Friday night in Midtown. We went to Gloria’s off of Louisiana Street. Do you really live in Houston if you don’t go to Gloria’s at least once a week? We also went to the Color Factory. You will definitely leave with fun pictures and memories to last a lifetime! Lastly, are you really in Houston if you’re not at brunch on Sunday!? We ended the weekend at Max Wine Dive. This is one of my favorite restaurants EVER. The mimosas are to die for and the brunch menu may make you faint (lol). There are so many options which makes it hard to choose. I went here for dinner a couple of weeks ago and quickly learned that the dinner menu is also amazing.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
“It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s hard to pinpoint just one person because it has been multiple people that have pushed me to be the woman I am today. My mother, my siblings, my friends, but there was a particular professor that I had during my undergraduate career that motivated me constantly during my time there. His name is Professor Newsome. I was a Criminal Justice major and I took him for Criminalistics and Criminal Investigation. He was one of the most challenging professors I have EVER had but he cared! A lot of people go into teaching as a way to retire, to build their resume, or for extra cash. But Professor Newsome was there because he was passionate about training the next set of attorneys, police officers, forensic scientists, criminal investigators, etc. I went through one of the hardest periods of my life during my undergraduate career and having a Professor that took time out to help me is the reason why I was able to graduate and successfully enroll in law school. Professor Newsome, if you see this, thank you for everything you do!