We had the good fortune of connecting with Adonica Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adonica, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I kept finding myself to be unhappy and I didn’t have an answer. Life was getting stagnant and becoming routine. So I had to make a decision to continue in this cycle or step out on faith and create my own destiny. Now I’m here and very proud.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a Master Cosmetologist in other words a license beautician. I don’t limit myself but at the moment I specialize in weaving such as braids or natural sew ins and also naturals hair styling. What sets me apart from other stylist is I bring some Midwest flare to craft. I’m from Michigan and I just like to believe we bring our own littler flavor in all forms of artistry. I also believe in creating an experience with my clients. I understand people work hard for the money they make and I want my clients to feel every moment in my chair was worth while. I believe I’m healthy hair care with that being said extending knowledge to clients is a must and new client consultations are very important. I’ve learn it’s help me understand my clients lifestyles and expectations before we even start the service. This journey has not been easy and is still bumpy due to Covid many people are not visiting salons as frequent, but I’m taking this opportunity to fine tune my craft venture into other business opportunities, and continuing education. I’ve learned to stay humble and motivated this business has plenty competition but all one can do is be self. Stay true to yourself and God will present what is for you and only you.
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 am really big on physical activities and brain games. I really enjoy to take part in escape rooms and murder mystery games. I also really enjoy to roller skate and music is another passion of mine. If I can find an open mic night or even a karaoke bar I’m there. Live music restaurant or lounges are my speed I’m not to big on the club scene or night life. Covid has really made me realized I’ve been working more then living and I’ve just recently been exploring Atlanta’s full potential.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The most humbling time of my life was when I found my self homeless with a toddler. I was 20 years old in a state with no family and found a woman and children’s shelter now named “Home Of Hope”. There I learned that I may have bumped my head and taken a few detoured routes, but I’ve gained knowledge and understanding along the way. The biggest thing I repeat to myself daily that I was told in one of the weekly meetings with volunteer speakers was “nobody owes you anything”. That designated in my spirit because I found myself thinking being abandoned by my parents, being mistreated by my grandmothers, and not having a father figure as reasons and or excuses as to why my life is crumbling. When in reality my life is determined on what I make of it. I learned to forgive and attribute many lessons through life experiences in my journey. I say all that to say with the council from the people of Home of Hope I am now a wife a mother and a business owner.