We had the good fortune of connecting with Steven Montoya and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Steven, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Well, Im really into hair care. I never even thought about selling my own hair product. I always wanted something natural to put in my hair. A lot of the other hair product have ingredients I cant even pronounce. lol. So I did research on some of the hair products I was using and I just was not with it. I started looking at natural oils and butter and made my own pomade. I gave it some thought and asked myself ” Will people really buy this?”. I started off small with samples and before I knew it people started ordering. It really caught me off guard because I didnt expect the response and support that I received.
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.
I am a Firefighter/EMT for the Houston Fire Department. I have been a firefighter for six years now and I love what I do. I’ve always been in a profession where I help people. My job is the ultimate experience, from saving lives to running into a burning building. I never thought I was a adrenaline junkie but in my line of work you kind of have to be. Nothing I’ve done has ever been easy. I’ve worked hard on everything that I have and am blessed for the accomplishments and sacrifices that I have come across. We all have hurdles and obstacles that we must overcome and the feeling of achieving is like nothing else. Nothing in life is easy that you really want and have a passion for. We all will stumble and fall, but we just have to keep moving and moving in the right direction. I want the world to know that my brand is up and coming and has been created purely for the benefits of others. I think if you don’t do something to better the world than why do it at all. Even if its as simple as making a product to help people with their hair. Why not? I’ve spent hours getting my formula together to get this product the way I feel fit for everybody.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m honestly a homebody. I like to just chill and hang out. I like to go to bars or a lounge and just chill and talk to people. Unfortunately, that is hard right now especially dealing with COVID-19. I’m kind of down for whatever. Museums, mall, movies, Top Golf or bowling.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Absolutely, I would like to dedicate Wave DaDDy Plus+ to my father Willie Sims who passed away last year. Also, my family, and friends who supported me throughout this whole process. Even to the complete strangers who trusted my product and showed love and support. From sharing my post to making videos and all the positive review. Everyone is greatly appreciated!
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