We had the good fortune of connecting with Lish Shéy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lish, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Being a risk taker is something that was drilled into me since elementary school. Attending an IB school, risk taking was one of the principles we’d go over so as kids we understood exactly what it meant. As an adult, I’ve taken some risk that has gotten me to where I am today. The biggest risk is leaving your comfort zone and stepping into the unknown. Being comfortable has always been a weird thing for me. It’s always been boring. Feeling comfortable is sort of feeling content and that’s far from who I am. I love change, even when I don’t know the outcome of change, I value the feeling of something new, and solving new problems. Risking Your comfortability to step into the unknown has been a scary thing. But I would risk letting fear stop me or risk a new beginning that can take me to a new level if I just believe in myself. That’s my entire thought process when taking risk. Moving from Houston to San Antonio was a big risk for me, I was leaving my family, friends, old clientele and everything I knew since I was a little girl. This decision has shaped me into a different person because I learned what it meant to truly believe in yourself and never give up. My skills, business, and overall personal development increased . I reached a new level. Now, I am taking the risk to move back to Houston and expand my business & clientele, leaving everything I’ve known for the past three years, behind. I truly believe in myself and this new chapter will create new levels of prosperity for me and my business.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a stylist I like to label myself as an artist bc there is intricate detail that goes into styling hair. I’ve reach a level of professionalism once I began taking my gift as a hairstylist seriously. I listened to my clients wants and needs, also their experiences with other hairstylist just to make sure I went above and beyond on providing them a great hair styling experience. Hairstyling wasn’t always my career desire. It first started as something fun to do. Once I noticed the trust my clients had for me, I knew I needed to evolve more. I put more time into studying, experimenting, networking and listening! I would love for everyone to know how much I for my clients, the power in transforming someone’s attitude towards themselves just by changing their hair bring me ultimate satisfaction. That’s the true power I posses as a hairstylist.
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 would first bring my best friend to my moms house, my mom truly enjoys cooking for friends and family, so some good southern food would be on the TODO list! We would then hit the Nightlife scene in Houston, for a night of adventure, networking, mingling and fun!! For a day time experience we can go to the park for an outdoor experience, thrifting too add to our closet collections, visit some museums to explore our creative minds, and lastly try some of the best seafood restaurants Houston has to offer.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The people who’ve inspired me most, spoken life to me and supported me throughout my career are my Mom, who is always one phone call away and the person I vent to the most. My friends, who have always supported me, whether shouting me out on instagram, word of mouth, and overall showing me love as a self taught hairstylist. My cousins, who I grew up and spent precious moments in time with, are the very reason I decided to become a hairstylist. They’d always do hair, and as a little girl I would mimic everything they did. Always have a helping hand and made me feel beautiful when we couldn’t afford it. I come from a family of women who hair is one of those things that tied us all together.
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