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

Hi Jade, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I tell myself all of the time. “Giving up is NOT an option”. Being an entrepreneur and having your own business is not easy. You’re going to have good and bad days. It’s all apart of the journey. Just continue to focus on your reason WHY. What made you step out on faith to begin with? Think back on where you were a few years ago and look how much your life has changed since then. Give yourself a pat on the back and KEEP GOING.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My profession is hair braiding. Yes, you read that correctly! My natural hair braiding services consist of a variety of twist, individual box braids, crochet, and butterfly braid styles. I’m excited for what’s to come. Looking back on how far I’ve come and seeing the growth that took place over these past few years let’s me know that there’s more in store for me. There was a lot of starting and stopping along the way. Figuring out if this was something that I truly wanted to do and finding where I fit in with a already dominated field. I’ve learned that the sky is definitely not the limit. Put your best foot forward and keep wowing your own self by setting new goals. Me being dedicated to what I love is what got me here today. No it was not easy. I’ve learned that it takes a huge amount of patience and, greatness does not happen overnight.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Houston is such a BIG city with so much to offer and explore. There’s a few hidden gems that are a few favorites for me to take family when in town. Viola & Agnes Neo Soul Cafe is my absolute favorite spot to eat. The atmosphere is really cool and layed back and the menu has so many options that’ll make your taste buds dance, ok! And on some days you’ll see the owner/chef walking around chatting with customers. It’s not far from NASA Johnson Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk which are some great spots to check out if you have the chance.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So, you know the saying: “It takes a village”. Well its true. Even as an adult it’s good to have a great support system of family and friends that has your back, and pushes you to better your self along the way. I’m appreciative for them all.

Website: linktr.ee/BraidExpressionsByJade

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