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

Hi Kelsey, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was to start something that I can build on and ultimately have more freedom. Prior to starting my business , I felt restricted at my job and knew I was not living to my full potential . It definitely was a challenge to balance my work/personal life due to the hours I dedicated to my job.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Crowned by Kelsey is more than the name of my salon, it is a brand. I like to believe all woman are queens and by doing their hair I am adjusting their crowns accordingly. When you get out of my chair , the goal is to feel beautiful and more confident. I am proud of the fact that I legitimized my business and started a haircare line during a pandemic. That is something I can explain to my daughter when she gets older. I took a leap out on faith and decided to take a chance. Making the decision to become an entrepreneur during these difficult times have taught me so much about my self. I am honored that I can be an inspiration to others that have doubts about their dreams. I would like the world to know that you can become any body you decide to be in this life. All it takes is a plan, hard work and drive and you will be on your way.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If you are coming to Atlanta and you like the night life then you are in the right place.

Night Life:
Boogalou Hookah Lounge
Whiskey Blue
Edgewood Bars

Places to eat:
Southern Gentleman
Joy Cafe
Flying Biscuit
Atlanta Breakfast Club
Milk and Honey
Ms. Icy’s Restaurant

We have several interesting things to check out here in Atlanta.

Sites to see:
Sky View
High Museum
The Black Hair Experience Exhibit

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 shout out my family and friends for the daily encouragement and support I receive. They make life run smoother and I appreciate each and everyone of them. I would also like to thank my clients for believing in my craft.

Website: https://bookcrownedbykelsey.as.me/schedule.php

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crownedbykelsey_/?hl=en

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Image Credits
Photographer: Christopher Montgomery (Montyangelo Productions)

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