Sophia, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My earliest memory of my first Hairstyle is wearing Box Braids. Growing up in Liberty City Miami, Braids was what I had seen most! It just was so hard to find someone to braid my hair consistently. I specifically remembered this beautiful lady named “Bam” who had a very bad drug addiction. She had her ups & a lot of downs but when she was clean, she was my hairstylist. I loved how she did my braids! Her work was very neat & little to no tension was applied to each strand. Sadly, she just hit rock bottom & just roamed the streets. I am the eldest child of four girls, so I had no choice but to start practicing how to braid on them because I figured it’d be so expensive for my parents to bring us ALL to the salon every week. At the age of fourteen, I begin to build my clientele. I started braiding some of my neighbor’s hair, their kid’s hair, classmates, fellow church members, & the list goes on.