We had the good fortune of connecting with Abriana Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abriana, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I was scared to be honest, I was afraid no one would sit in my chair. I had been braiding hair for years but never thought about it actually being a career, like making a entire living from braiding hair. I stepped out on faith with this and I’m so glad I did.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My personality and the quality of my work is what sets me apart from the rest. I’m a comedian as well but my main focus right now is cosmetology. My braids speak for themselves and I’m GREAT at what I do. Some people wake up having bad days but I guarantee all my clients good looks and laughter. I’m most excited about where things are going for me career wise, because I’m literally living my dream and more opportunities continue to come my way and I’m just in so much awe. I got to where I am simply because I was tired of not having anything and I wanted more for me and my children. So when the time came I took off and never looked back. I learned that when people show you who they are, believe them the first time, it’s nothing out here that you can’t do, if you believe you can do it TRUST ME you can. I want the generations behind me to know that it was not easy starting off, I lacked confident the most but once I focused on me and put me first, things started to change for me.
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?
I really don’t have a favorite spot in Atlanta, every place I’ve visited I had lots of fun. A week in Atlanta with my Best Friend, we would definitely get into some good trouble. It’s so much to do we wouldn’t know where to start.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Grammy. When I was scared telling Grammy what I had planned to do, she believed in me more than I believed in myself. She would come to my house and pray over me and just encourage me to step out on faith. My Grammy was diagnosed with cancer when I first started out and even on her sick days she still had encouraging words for me. I admired her strength. That lady was good to me and always on my side, and she continuously told me how proud she was of me and that mattered to me. Even when she couldn’t say anything else she would say to me”I’m so proud of you” My Grammy passed away March 11th, 2022 and she took a lot of me with her, I hang on to her word’s daily, and that’s why I dedicate this shoutout to her.
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Chris Hutchinson on the photo shoot