We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany La Bella McCoy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittany, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am from Rochester, NY and I moved to Buffalo, NY at the age of 17. I began my business there, so I stayed to nurture and grow it.
Growing up, I was blessed with alopecia areata. At first we all had no idea of what it was or what it meant for my future but we were determined to overcome it. I was diagnosed at the age of 6 and once I was able to contribute, I started a beauty business that empowers women to let them know that they do not need hair to be beautiful and to build confidence.
My business caters to women with alopecia and hairloss. In addition to working with women with alopecia l am also a makeup artist and full time artist. I like to use my creative powers to create beauty in every aspect of my life and other people’s lives.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is very unique because it is always evolving. What sets me apart from others is that I am a visionary and very intuitive, I can see things in my mind and then create them and create beauty anywhere. I apply this skill to hair and makeup.
When I am not doing hair in the salon, I am making clothing out of hair, creating fun make up looks while building my content or educating about hair, content creation or beauty in general.
It was definitely not easy, balancing being a creative and also running a business is insane and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I truly love & appreciate what I do.
I overcame many of my challenges by creating solutions to those challenges. I had hairloss, so I learned how to be creative with hair styling to camouflage my bald spots. I use these talents to give back and to help others to feel confident.
So many lessons have been learned. One major lesson is to never doubt yourself and to know your worth. Also to never give up, no matter how hard or challenging it gets. Keep going!!!
I want the world to know that you do not need hair to be beautiful! I want the world to also know that my brand was built authentically from scratch & it’s here and will be here. I want ppl with alopecia to know that there is hope & I want hair stylists to think outside of the box!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting we would definitely go and get food first. Then we would go to Sam Moon because I’m always amazed when I go to that store, we would for sure go shopping. We both like our doors so we’d do a picnic at some point then go out to a lounge or club to dance. I am still new to my area so I’m about 6 more months I’ll know more of what to do.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to all of my 14 younger siblings & all of my younger cousins because I want them to know that anything is possible and to follow your dreams.
To all of the hair stylists and fellow beauty artists that are sincerely rooting for me, especially Tatianna Devers.
To my family & true friends for always having my back and pushing me to be the strong woman that I am. To my aunties for all of their guidance over the years.
To my mother for simply being who she is & to my grandmother for always having my back.
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