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

Hi Taylor, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve been fascinated with hair for as long as I can remember. Weaves, braids, locs, wigs, if you name it I’ve probably rocked it. Like most black women, my hair (no matter how I choose to wear it) is a huge part of my identity and it just never felt right paying a painful amount to look and feel my best. The thought process behind Choice Hair Company was to simply create and build an ethically minded hair company that’s committed to women and their confidence. Choice is driven by a purpose bigger than profit and our business model is a reflection of that.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an HR professional by day and a virgin hair guru by night. In both settings, I’ve grown to understand that failure is a normal part of the process. Before starting my business, I was easily discouraged when things went wrong. These days, I take everything in stride and use failure as my fuel allowing it to make me stronger, smarter, and even more hungry.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Any friend visiting me knows we are eating before anything, here are some MUST TRY spots in Houston:

Chicken & Waffles at the Breakfast Klub
Vietnamese Crawfish at LA Crawfish
Dim Sum at Fung’s Kitchen

& when it’s time to work all that food off, visit Buffalo Bayou Park for a walk.

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?
GOD first.
Special shoutout to my family, friends, and loved ones who have provided endless support.

Website: www.choicehairco.com

Instagram: @choicehairco | @tayyryann

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceHairCo/

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