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

Hi Mia, everyday, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
When I was a sophomore in high school I loved to express myself through my hair. I would change my protective styles often, and people started to ask me to do their hair. It started with a friends sister & the word started to spread that I can do hair. So I was 15 years old when I started my business as a traveling stylist. I used to get my dad to drop me off at my clients homes and it would take me 8-10 hours on average to do one clients head but I loved doing hair and seeing my clients reactions. It never felt like work.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a hair artist, I specialize in freestyle stitch braids. I call them “designer stitch braids” because my braids are a luxury hairstyle.

What sets me apart from others? I am super creative, i love my job & it definitely shows in my work. It doesn’t matter what kind of hair texture or what background you come from. If you come to me with a vision I guarantee i will put my all into your hair and the outcome will be a beautiful 1 of 1 custom braid style

What am I most proud of? My dedicated work ethic. Once my mind is set on something I can’t give up. I’ve been braiding hair since i was 15 years old and I never would of thought all my long days and hard nights braiding hair for hours on end would lead to where I am now.

This road has definitely not been easy. I graduated high school during a pandemic, dropped out of college & started working full time trying to pursue my dreams all in the same year. It’s been many ups and downs but for this to be my first year braiding full time, my growth has been tremendous and I can’t thank my supporters enough. I LOVE what I do and I love that I can share my story and inspire others.

I want everyone to know that MiaOnTheHair started with a 15 year old girl full of hustle and passion. I taught myself how to braid and through trials and tribulations, I’ve been learning how to run my business on my own, and if I can work my butt off to be successful YOU CAN TO!

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 come from a small city in Southern Maryland called Waldorf.

So if your lucky enough to visit waldorf, the first place I would go to is a park, to sit outside and enjoy the sun & peace.

I work long hours so I love being outside to enjoy the day. It might sound cheesy but standing in a room for 12-15 hours daily makes you miss sitting under the sun, relaxing.

After that I would leave waldorf lol and explore the neighboring cities like Dc and Alexandria to eat and hang out

I was born in DC so going to see the capital and monuments is always cool and fun

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank my parents. For supporting my dreams and aspirations, especially my dad. When I first started doing hair I was only 15 years old so I could not drive to my clients appointment. My dad would drive me to every client until I was old enough to drive myself. I would not be here with out his help.

I also want to thank my sister, best friend for being my test dummies when I had no client.

Special Huge thank you to pana for being my first big client to invest in me & put me in her YouTube video :,)

I finally want to thank my supporters and any beautiful lady who supported me and let me do their hair <3 I wouldn’t be where I’m at with out you guys

Instagram: @Miaonthehair @Curlymiaa

Twitter: @curlymiaa

Youtube: @miaonthehair

Image Credits
@1cruddylenz (portrait shots of me)

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