We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Dominique Lashai | Hair Stylist & Hair Boutique Owner

To take everything slow! Slow and steady wins the race. When I first began as a hairstylist, I was so eager to learn & build my way up without appreciating the process. That became very overwhelming, until I stepped back and acknowledged how far I’ve came. When you realize you have a lifetime to go & to appreciate your growth, it doesn’t hurt to move at your own pace. Read more>>

ChiChi B | Film Director/Screen writer

The most important lesson I learned about my journey in this industry is to never give up no matter how many times you fail. Even though the things you want; do not happen at the time you want them to, does not mean you will not prevail. It only means it’s not your time and you have more work to put in to develop your craft. For example, it took six years to film my movie “My Best Friend.” Every time I started to film, I hit a roadblock. At times it felt like it was not meant to be. Read more>>

Brandy Calhoun | Cosmetologist

Consistency is key. The beauty industry is a consistency-based industry. If you’re not consistent in your work, products, social media/advertisement, etc, it always reflects back on your business. You have to continue to do what you’re doing. Being consistent is how you grow, learn skills, perfect your craft, and, gain clientele and customers. When you’re being consistent, change is inevitable. Read more>>