We had the good fortune of connecting with Kween Qui and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kween, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
Well, giving up isn’t an option for me. I have had a lot of obstacles in the way, but I haven’t gave up. I have a daughter and family depending on me! My support team is amazing!!! I encourage people to believe in their selves and pray for anything they really want. Also I want better for myself as well!
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?
It’s so funny because I never wanted to do hair, but I did hair in high school. I did most of my friends hair in my bedroom. When I graduated high school I started working as a front desk agent for hotels. Family, friends, and a guy I dated wanted me to do hair. I always did my own hair or my mom hair. Everybody always asked me to do their hair but it wasn’t something I took serious. Few years later I began selling hair and it was going great but there was a bump in the road with my business partner at the time so I stop selling hair. Now I’m unemployed and had to figure out something. I’m a Single parent and we got to eat lol so I said you know what… I’m about to start doing hair but not just all styles, I’m about to just start doing ponytails. It was not easy. I had to gain clientele and I had to practice because I haven’t did hair in years only my hair and my moms hair. It was a rough start… I was only doing one or two heads a week. I did not give up. I started doing free ponytails for promotion, getting flyers made left and right, running specials on Fridays, etc until I felt like I gain enough clientele. I also prayed everyday and night over my business. I still do, I feel like you can never get too comfortable! My schedule was starting to get busy within a year. 20 clients a week. I was only doing 5/6 heads a day so I wouldn’t over work myself. I’m very grateful and blessed! A year later I did the big move to Atlanta, Ga from Memphis, Tn and it have not been easy rebuilding my clientele but yet I still haven’t gave up on my business. Now I’m a traveling hairstylist. I travel back to Memphis for my loyal clients! They’re my babies I’m always showing love to the ones that supported me when I first begun. Once I gain my clientele here in Atlanta, I’m looking forward to rebrand my business, start backing selling extensions, come out with my own product line, teach classes on how to master a ponytail. I have a lot of short and long terms goals set. A lot of people might know my name but they don’t know my story! One day it’ll be told and I have no regrets, the struggle made me the dependent dominant lady I am today.
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?
In Atlanta, you can never get bored. I love shopping so of course we’ll have to go to the Lenox mall. All in one mall I love it. I’m a hookah girl so we’ll go to about 2/3 hookah bars in that week lol. I love this brunch place, Toast on Lenox. Best one I have been to. There’s a lot of after hours Spot we’ll go to as well, like the strip clubs lol. I’m also a seafood lover. Well me and my best friend so we’ll go to Juicy crab for sure.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My support team is superior! My mom, my daughter, my grandmother, my clients, etc. They’re always pushing me to do better and have faith in my business. My mom will promote my business any and everywhere!!! I have clients all around the world and I’m very thankful because I have started over multiple of times. Even though I have a famous brother, I still grind and push behind my business because I want generational wealth for my child/children. I’m very grateful for my family!
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