We had the good fortune of connecting with Davi Boyd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Davi, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I started Davi Lea, I knew what I needed to ask myself: what is the purpose of my business and how do I want to make others feel? I have always had a passion for beauty and I wanted to share that passion and knowledge with others. Like most people, I deal with insecurities and it’s normal, but we don’t have to just deal with them. Davi Lea is here to offer solutions, enhance, and perfect, so you can feel your best.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Davi Lea is a small, black-owned, beauty brand! I offer a large range of products including lashes and sunglasses, but my best selling products are my hair growth oils! I am most proud of my oils because I put a lot of time and research into every ingredient. It took me 1 year to perfect my formula and see the results I wanted, but it was well worth it. What I think sets Davi Lea apart from other businesses is my understanding of my target audience. For example, I sell hair growth oils…I have dealt with hair loss and thinning for years, which was my biggest insecurity. So, I relate and understand what others are looking for in a good oil. It’s not that easy to start and run a business honestly. My business is nowhere near where I want it to be, but to overcome the challenges, I show up for myself everyday. I learned that I have to be my business’ biggest supporter and that there is always room for growth. Another lesson I learned is that social media content creation is your best friend, so don’t forget to post!!! I want the world to know that Davi Lea is here to make YOU feel beautiful! Take pride in yourself, and love yourself!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am not a Florida native, so I’m still discovering some spots myself. But, Saint Petersburg is beautiful! They have artwork displayed everywhere, cute boutiques, museums, and amazing restaurants! Aside from St. Pete, I think ybor city is fun and exciting. There are tons of clubs and restaurants, and I love that they have a strip you can just walk down and have fun.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout my boyfriend, Jovan Faustin! He is so supportive and encouraging, he always pushes me when I feel like giving up, he helps me with any and everything. I love and appreciate him so much, I couldn’t even imagine doing this without him. I also would like to shoutout my Angels! There would be no Davi Lea without your support!
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