We had the good fortune of connecting with Faith Ajayi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Faith, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I believe success is based off of perspective. Everyone has their own definition of success, some people may see success as monetary and other may see it ass just being able to be impactful to people. I believe success is both. I really started my own brand off the goal of being different in my industry. Showing my clients that not every hairstylist or makeup artist is just out there for your money but to also be someone you can build a relationship with. I started doing hair because I was tired of paying for work I didn’t like and not being able to communicate that to my hairstylist because of the awkward tension, or the fear that I couldn’t speak up because I was too scared to interact with them. I wanted to be a chill and open person that all my clients could come get serviced by but also leave like I just took some weights off their shoulders by having talks with me both generally and privately. A lot of my clients have turned into my personal friends that I talk to everyday and I’ve come across some clients that I share similar struggles with and we’ve been able to become each other’s support system whenever we come into contact.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Starting my own brand was not easy because no one really knew me when I started and I had to start my business basically blindly not knowing if anyone was going to support me or not, but the little circle I had me kept supporting throughout the whole process and I am forever grateful to them. Every step of the way was unimaginably hard and I also gave up times without number. But seeing how easy others around me gave up made me want to keep going and see how far I could take my career. I want people to know that my brand is built off genuine love for people and wanting people to feel their very best in every way
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
H-town is my city!! I would take them to all the nice African spots I visit frequently
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would say my success was greatly influenced by my parents because they’ve been such an important role in my business by giving me the push I needed to get off my feet, and also my deceased brother who wanted me to take my business seriously when I didn’t even take myself seriously
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