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

Hi Kenel, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
What makes me happy is being in complete control of my happiness at all times. The reason is, I learned not to let outside things control the way I feel inside. Once you grasp the understanding of choosing your happiness. No matter if you are having a good day or a bad day, you will not let a single thing take away from your ultimate joy. I love feeling free.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It excites me to know that I am growing as a stylist after every appointment. I am learning new techniques regularly to enhance my skills. I recently took a frontal class with Chassidy Autumn, one of the most promising investments to be made in my career. She was very informative and provided many tips, making me even more eager to grow in this thriving industry. Although I am not yet where I would like to be, I am further from where I started. The feeling of growth is amazing. As I transition to a more defined position in my career, I get enthusiastic. I know before it is all over, God will lead me exactly where I need to be. I am manifesting the life I want to live daily. It is not an easy task, but every obstacle I face is appreciated since I learn from mistakes. At 13, I started doing my own hair. However, it wasn’t until I turned 19 that I decided I would like to service others. Any time I felt sad, I would change my hairstyle. Slaying my hair made me feel fantastic in an indescribable way. So I wanted to allow ladies near me the same feeling until I am in a position to travel to cities all around the country.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am a kid at heart so, I enjoy playtime. Urban Air and Dave & Buster’s, are guaranteed. Since seafood is my favorite meal, Juicy Crab is the place to eat. I have not had one bad experience there. Also, hookah at Escobar gives me the vibe I am typically looking forward to, and the food there is tasty.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost I would thank god for always giving me the strength to stay dedicated, determined, and driven. Also, my son and younger siblings because they are my reasons beyond what they could ever imagine.

Website: touchedbykenel.as.me

Instagram: @the_onlykenel (main page) @touchedbykenel (business page)

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