We had the good fortune of connecting with Jazminne Wade and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jazminne, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
The habits that have helped me succeed in business are: Staying consistent in my grind daily even when don’t feel like it.
Networking and connecting with others I am a people person so that is easy for me.
Taking the time to relax with family and friends
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Imaslayyobae starting as a childhood joke and the name just stuck. As I started to become popular for my craft of installing weave I decided to use it as a business name. We had it registered and a logo made and it starting gaining local, global now international attention. What set me apart from others was me choosing a Niche. Yes, I did other services but I wanted everyone to know I was the best in laying the frontal wig piece which had just come out and everyone wanted that natural looking hairline with their weave. I invested in classes practiced and practiced until I became the best in the city so everyone was coming to me because I was now a expert in this arena.
I got to where I am with determination, and consistency. It was not easy I have worked in the salon until 2-3 in the morning. What changed mostly was I had my daughter and even though I worked even harder for her my mom always reminded me that my baby came first not the installs which led me to explore options of teaching my craft to free up my time so I could be home and do more with my daughter now I have two to spend more time with.
I have learned along the way that you cant please everyone. Everyone is not your customer. Create your own opportunities don’t wait for them to fall in your lap. If you want it bad enough you will make it happen. There is enough money for everyone. I could go on and on about this lol. Most importantly you can be from any part of the world and make it most of you have probably never heard of Dayton, OH until today.
I want the world to know that Imaslayyobae CEO of Gummy Glue started from the basement under the age of 18 and is now a multi-million dollar company. I want them to know it is a family brand that has created wealth for not only me but for my family and for the thousands of followers/students who have learned from me or who I have inspired to take action and go after their dreams and that giving up is never a option. The journey is not easy you will fall but you can still get up.
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.
We would definitely eat at steak market or cabernet steak house.
Juicy crab is always a go to for drinks and good food.
We would hang out at Ponce Market eat and drink and have a good time.
Im still learning the area but these are some of my favorite spots
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have so many people to thank I can not name them all. I have been in business since I was 15 years old installing weaves, frontals and wigs. My biggest support system is my family. Shout out to my mother who managed and coached me to 1 million+ in sales @Iamangelabee the opportunity has changed the trajectory our family we are all black business owners. My sister Jaylen who is a licensed Nail Tech Vintaje ltd Nail Salon and my brother Jermaine BBO (Black Business Owner) Brands Apparel Line.
I want to also shout out my team who is making it happen for Gummy Glue while making it happen for their own Black owned brand. My fiance and owner of Masculine Strands beard care company and Auri Ray Lash Tech.
As far as books I am not a big reader but 2021 I have adopted a few good reads
Other: tiktok: imaslayyobae17
clients photo credit @imaslayyobae pic of me @jeffgetcash