We had the good fortune of connecting with L’Nayah Cole and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi L’Nayah, how do you think about risk?
I think Risks are necessary because they challenge you to step out of your comfort zone. I’ve taken risks in every step in my career and I feel like when you take a risk you put yourself in a space to learn and grow!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I specialize in color and extensions, I love being able to transform someone’s look and give them their dream hair! When I graduated from cosmetology school I took a huge leap and decided to rent a small suite in a salon. I had no clients and very little experience. I was waiting on walk ins haircuts all day, I had no idea what I was doing, and I was extremely unhappy. Then the pandemic happened and I was stuck at home for a while and that gave me a lot of time to reflect. I decided to focus my energy on learning new techniques so that I could start offering services that I loved. I took several classes and started practicing on mannequins and once I got back into the salon I hit the ground running. I learned that sometimes it takes a setback to really analyze what you’ve been doing, where you are, really focus on what it is that makes you happy, and create a plan on how you’re going to get there.
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?
If I had a friend come into town we have to go to just a few of my favorite places! I love going to Century Square for good food and fun! Century square has all that I need in a small town. They have a good amount of restaurants and shopping and even a spa! After a day of shopping and pampering going to Primrose Path for their amazing food and relaxing vibe as a perfect way to end the evening!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As I’ve grown, I’ve realized that my success isn’t just a reflection of my and what I’ve done but it’s also a reflection of the people that I have around me. My fiancé Sayvon is my #1 fan and he definitely deserves some recognition for the amount of support and encouragement that he’s given me.