We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittani Hebron and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brittani, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
By definition, a “Risk” is the exposure to danger, harm, loss, or the possibility of something unpleasant or unwelcomed occurring. Since birth, I’ve always been the daredevil in my family of 4 girly girls, taking the lead from one of my older sisters. I arrived as a fourth unexpected surprise marching to the beat of my own drum. You would likely find me climbing a tree or catching a lizard where my other siblings played life on the clean side of caution. I, on the other hand, have always taken the opportunity to embrace every risk life has thrown me as a challenge by embracing the Law of Opposition which basically means that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, for nothing grows without an opposing force.” In short, the only way to gain anything is to overcome something in your way, and in most cases ” the something or the unknown” is fear of failure or risk. At the age of 18, I told my parents that the whole college thing wasn’t for me, risk one! I embraced the opposition of being different from my 3 sisters and taking a risk to continue life on the wild side as a cosmetologist. I never imagined that my dad would jump on board and say, “Well what’s the best cosmetology school in Georgia?” Within months I was enrolled at Paul Mitchell the School Atlanta learning to be the best damn stylist Savannah had ever seen. After graduation, I opened my first salon at the age of 23. did it all come with risks, responsibility, and even some failure… of course! But how else do you gain enough muscle to overcome whatever gets in your way? You gotta build that shit with everything you got! And that’s always a risk worth taking.

Risk 2: 2014, with the birth of my awesome daughter came a surprising unwelcome diagnosis… Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune deficiency that basically changes my ability to function well and feel normal daily. This new challenge has been the most unpleasant of my many unpleasant surprises or “risks” with unannounced flares that have impacted my life in more ways than one, from business to my ability to mom and wife ot the best of my ability. But what risk-taking and the audacity to be great has taught me in the past continues to propel my future goals and aspirations. Crohn’s disease isn’t a match for an overcomer who was declared a winner before the race began! So cheers to the risks you embrace. May they break you, may they make you, may they encourage you, may they strengthen you to run every race life presents you with everything you got because nobody knows which runner is the winner until the very end. So keep going!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I simply want black woman to fall in love with their hair. I don’t care if it’s natural, relaxed, colored, short or straight. Black hair is simply amazing and I want us to embrace it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love Vic’s on the River/ Madam Butterfly for a tasty meal. Savannah’s is a beautiful and historical place, the best of Savannah is our downtown area. It offers literally everything from fine dining to a pretty fun nightlife

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank God first for giving me an amazing talent and parents for allowing me to be me and installing such a strong faith.

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Michael Davis

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