HAIR QUEEN, DOMINIQUE
It is an absolute honor to feature one of Atlanta’s TOP hair QUEEN, Dominique of Hair Art by Dominique!! This woman is a powerhouse with a passion for people and ALL things beauty!! Check out her FULL interview and be sure to keep up with her via her social media channels…
1- Can you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?
-Hello, My name is Dominique Evans aka Hair Art by Dominique. I am an international hairstylist/educator who travels all over the country transforming women inside and out. I’ve toured over 34 cities and 3 countries. When people sit in my chair, not only do they get a makeover on the outside, my team inspires them and motivates them to get their life on the right track. I change lives on a regular basis. I do have a few celebrities clients, but in my eyes all of my clients are stars and I don’t treat them any different.
2- What’s a normal day like for you?
-A normal day for me starts at 7 am. I take my son to school, then head to the salon where all the magic happens. When I get off work from behind the chair, I work from home getting things set up for the brand. From 7 am to about 3 am I’m working non-stop.
3- What inspired you to start your business/brand?
-I’ve always loved everything about beauty, plus I grew up watching my grandmother as a stylist. She did hair out of her kitchen and I watch the way she manipulated hair with her hands. When she passed away, I promised myself I would take the hair industry to a different level.
4- What are some of the challenges you face as a woman in business? -I would have to say not being taken seriously. It’s so many beautiful women out there that make it bad for women that are making a difference in the world. Also as a hairstylist, some people don’t look at it as a real profession, more of a hobby. I’ve heard that all my life, that it wasn’t a real job and you couldn’t make a living off of it. I’m proving everyone wrong!
5-Running a business is not easy how do you stay motivated? -It’s not easy, at all! As a Matter of fact, it’s the hardest thing u can do. But I Pray and I put God first. I ask him every day to give me what I need. I stay motivated because I know that this is my calling. I know that this is what he wants me to do. And on days where I feel like giving up, I have a beautiful son that I see every morning and he keeps me going. I refuse to give up, especially cause I motivate him to keep pushing on a regular basis.
6- What are three things that no one tells you about being an entrepreneur? 1) you get little to no sleep. 2) most of the people your around are going to automatically think your rich just because you have a business. 3)People change around you
7- What advice would you give to your much younger self? -Stop caring about what everyone else thinks of you or say about you. You need to be yourself and do the things in life that’s going to make you happy. If you don’t love what you do, it’s time to move on to something you love to do because being happy is the key to life
8- What’s Next For you and your brand? -In the near future, I have new products launching, I also have an upcoming tour where I’ll be teaching classes (listed on IG and my FB) and currently planning an 18 city end of the year hair tour.
9- What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?-“God has not called me to be successful, “he called me to be faithful. “You will be too much for some people, “those are not your people”. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people lives”.
10- Any words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
-Put God first, and your heart in everything you do. When they say you can’t, you prove them wrong! Life is about happiness and doing the things you love to do…Understand that FAITH and PATIENCE go hand and hand and that one won’t get very far without the other. Always be around people with positive energy that want the same as you in life. Energy is EVERYTHING!!!!! And DON’T STOP until you get enough!
11.- Finish this sentence; I am greatness because I make a difference in people’s lives. If you’re not making a difference in lives, then how can you be great
As always, thank you sooooo much for hanging with ME, here’s to bettering ourselves, being great and doing GREAT THINGS!!! #IAMGREATNESS
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