We had the good fortune of connecting with LaTerryan Randle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaTerryan, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I wouldn’t call it a risk but more so stepping out on faith.
This whole journey with me getting my shop has been a testament to the faith that I have. The risk is making sure I don’t fall.
Risk taking is what got me this far in my career. I would not have made it this far if I had not stepped out on faith.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m a trained stylist that specializes in a multitude of services but my most popular one is lace wig construction and customization.
What sets me apart from others is I actually love what I do. I care about every person that sits in my chair. I care about the smiles I help create and the edges I help grow back. I care about my client’s natural hair, I don’t just slap a wig on them and pat them on the back. I teach you how to take care of and maintain your natural hair. Hair is life.
I’m most proud of my determination. If I speak it, God wills it and I receive it. The days that I wasn’t sure a way would be made, I didn’t stress because I knew that he would guide me.
I’m also proud of the short term goals that I accomplished which helped me make it to my long term goals. I literally started my business with $500. I quit my retail job in 2015 and I haven’t looked back.
I started in this business doing hair in grade school. From there I took cosmetology in high school. While in college, I branded myself by networking. This was extremely beneficial to me, as it allowed me to not only style my fellow schoolmates, but also meet new clientele through them as well.
There have definitely been bumps along the way, but I also knew that this was the game that was going to be played being an entrepreneur. There was the process of trial and error. Picking vendors for bundles and also the headache of properly pricing my services. How much is too much? How can I charge an affordable rate while also making sure I’m being paid my worth? A lot of tweaking was definitely involved in this process.
I would say one of the biggest hurdles for any stylist is going to be customer service and satisfaction. Sometimes, you can’t please people, no matter what you do. It’s a disappointing truth but you also have to learn to roll with the punches.
What I would like the world to know about my brand and story is that that we offer high-end quality service.
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?
I’m a foodie and Texas has the best food in the United States. We would go eat at he Turkey Leg Hut, Kiss, Steak 48, Ruth Kris, Maestro’s Steakhouse, Moxie’s and Nobu.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom, Kim Randle, would be the person that is responsible for my success. She’s been my best friend, sister and confidant.
Without her instilling the ideals in me of being paid what I’m worth, I would not have come this far.
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