We had the good fortune of connecting with Bahja Bonner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bahja, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk are necessary when starting or doing anything. Risk are all apart of the growing process. I had to risk missing jury duty to work on set for Cantu. Jury duty had been scheduled way before the Cantu shoot. I couldn’t let that stop me from a great opportunity.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe what sets me apart is my Blend! I don’t Beat, I BLEND! (My slogan) My niche is the skin. Getting her makeup application to have a natural glow.
I’m most proud about being where I am in this moment. I’ve prayed and worked hard to get this far. Im excited for the future.
I got here professionally by being professional. I also build a safe, relax, fun bond with my clients. Genuinely engaging with my clients has gotten me far. I also believe setting boundaries has gotten me here as well. If you don’t take your self seriously. Your clients won’t either.
No, it was not easy. I never suspect it to be. It was worth it tho.
What helped me overcome the hard times. Is not giving up. Their is always a way. Being resourceful. Not taking no for an answer. Not even my own no’s.
I’ve learned everyone is not going to love your art. But there is plenty of people who will. My biggest lesson is not taking my art so seriously. Meaning not overthinking if it’s perfect or not. Just create and share.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take my friend to brunch at The Breakfast Club, Go check out some museums around town. We would definitely have to hit up Houstons, Rays on the River. I don’t mind to cook. So eating out wouldn’t be a everyday thing. Then for night life go hang out at The Hive or Opium
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shout out to my great friend Koresa Dickey. Who is salon owner of K.D. Style Studio. She took me under her wing and taught me the business side of being a service provider. I didn’t even realize I was running a business until I her. We’ve have become great friends and support each other to the fullest.