We had the good fortune of connecting with Angel LeNoir and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angel, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I decided back in 2017 to start my business while attending school. I was in college at Savannah State and money was hard to come by. I had already tried to work off campus while maintain my daily class/social schedule, but that was extremely stressful. Since high school, I’ve always tended to my own nails. The skill came naturally and it was something I really enjoyed doing. One day I decided that since I already do my own nails, why not be an on campus nail tech? It was super convenient for me and my schoolmates. That was the very start of Le Noir Canvas. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I haven’t looked back since.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My professional and personal life is almost hand in hand. Being an entrepreneur, I am a walking brand so I stay pretty busy all the time. When I’m not taking clients or working on my custom press ons, I’m either admiring other professional’s work or scrolling my social medias, but I’m always looking for inspiration. Working in this field has its challenges. There’s always new trends and new products to try out. I do my best to stay on top of the latest and hottest thing.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to take the time to highlight one of the most influential people in my life and over my business, my mom. My mother, KeKe LeNoir, is a now retired master cosmetologist. I can remember the days I’d sit in the hair salon and watch her hustle for hours on end. Transforming women to their most beautiful and confident selves. I can still see their reactions after the service was done. Somehow, I knew I wanted to do that as well. To know I had played a part in someone feeling good about themselves and the way they looked. Hairstyling was never in the cards for me, but I’m grateful I found that same satisfaction as a nail tech. My mother is so supportive. From the moment I told her I wanted to become serious about working as a nail tech she’s been a driving force, pushing me, mentoring me, and praising me along the way. Without her support, I wouldn’t have been as successful as I am today. I’m so appreciative of her. That’s my girl.