We had the good fortune of connecting with Laquita Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laquita, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
Arie’s Lux&Co…. The name Arie’s come from my one and only daughter middle name Arielle. Lux&Co comes from her diva’s ways, lol and since I can’t leave out my boys we just put them in the place of the Co. Hopefully to start them a clothing line or something. I’ve always been a big fan of the beauty industry. One of my dreams is to become one of the most top famous celebrity hairstylist.
What should our readers know about your business?
So “Arie’sLux&Co. was created February 2019 an inspiration of my only daughter Middle name Arielle. Because of my love and passion for the hair industry I took a leap of faith, went to cosmetology school and started my own business. What set Arie’sLux&Co. apart from others is that I’m not only focusing on hair. I want to be able to make you feel beautiful within one stop. Meaning when I open my salon it’s a “one stop shop”. From your hair to your nails, facials, make-up, massage, the whole thing. I can say no this has not been an easy road. It’s a consistent struggle but you have to be strong and consistent. That’s the only way your going to survive. I’ve gotten to this point by the grace of God to be honest. I’m not where I would like to be but I’m pushing myself to get there. I’ve done so much research and now I’ve came into contact with a very helpful and great salon call “The Full Effect” and let me just say that I’m more then grateful for the team it-self in helping and building my brand.
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.
To be Honest I wouldn’t want to be in my city. I’m a traveler I like to adventure and tour other city and state’s just to see different people or to see if it’s the same as my city.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Yes, first I would like to give a huge shoutout to my kids Cedarrius, Ce’Nyiah, Domani and Charles. My motivation, the little faces I look at and think about when I feel like giving up. To know you have little ones depending on you. Also to my mom she’s been a big inspiration and help and then there’s my best friend Adrienne. I’m beyond grateful for her because she is that little voice in your head that reminds you daily to never give up and to keep pushing. Can’t forget a host of other family and friends for their encouraging words thoughts and prayers.
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