We had the good fortune of connecting with Kennyce Hart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kennyce, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Growing up, I went to all Dekalb County schools. My mother raised me as a single mother. I never needed a thing. If we ever struggled, I never knew it. She worked several jobs to provide for both me and my older sister. She even worked while going under chemotherapy. She is the epitome of a strong woman. She also took other people in need into our home, and made sure they were taken care of.
If there’s anything I learned from watching my mother during my childhood, it would be to work hard, do good works, and pray. These things nurture and lead to success. I feel like my goal has been to accomplish everything my mother tried to do and more. This was the foundation of my motivation to succeed in life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a master cosmetologist that specializes in natural hair. While I offer numerous services, I mainly focus on protective styling. My main goal for each of my clients is heathy hair. While other stylists specialize in extensions, color, and cuts, my specialty is protective hair styling. My focus is more on the integrity of the hair. Your hair will be beautiful because of the style and because it is healthy.
Currently, I am mostly excited about the hair care products that I am working on. These products will help to maintain natural hair and crochet hairstyles.
While I have always had the passion for hair, I always believed that I needed a different career. I was the first in my family to go to college. This was the path I believed would bring me more success. I graduated, even gained my master’s degree, but I didn’t get the chance to use my major (Education). I eventually went to cosmetology school and decided that this was the right path for me all along. After gaining my cosmetology license, a friend and I shared a suite for some time. It was quaint, but it was ours! Shortly after, I reached out to the salon Silk Bar Hair Studio, where I am today. The journey has been tough. It was hard to find which path to take. It was challenging to be away from my family during night school. It’s still a challenge getting my name out there, but I have and am still growing. Most importantly, my craft is constantly improving.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a big fan of brunch so we would have to visit Milk and Honey, Nigril Village, Pappadeaux, and Atlanta Breakfast Club. We would visit some of Atlanta’s tourist attractions like the Trap Museum, the Aquarium, and Stone Mountain Park.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people that have encouraged me to go into the beauty and hair industry. My family have always supported me and allowed me to practice my craft on them. They are truly the people who literally push me to “just do it”. I have to thank and recognize my closest friends who are basically my family. They financially support everything I do, they show up to graduations and anything I’m involved in. I have to give a shoutout to the salon owner of Silk Bar Hair Studio! She has essentially “put me on” by including me in her business. I can’t thank her enough for that.
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