Although my mother was a licensed hairstylist, she rarely did my hair. I would carefully observe her techniques and would practice it on my own hair. I was a little angry at my mom back then and wondered why she wouldn't do my hair pretty like the women who happily left her chair everyday. It wasn't until I went to college that I understood. There was a girl who stayed a few doors down in my dorm hall. Her mother was also a stylist and did her hair regularly. Away from home and now at college poor thing had no clue what to do with her hair. As a result she wore wigs (not in style on a college campus back then). Because of my mother, I was able to style my own tresses, which saved time and money to this day!
I had no idea my mother's passion for hair would rub off on me in so many ways. The career path I chose is different from hers, but yet my enthusiasm and love for hair is the same. She taught me to love myself, to love my hair, to uplift and inspire other women. My desire to inspire naturals in their hair journey is contributed to my mother's long lasting career as a compassionate hairstylist.
My mother taught me to be a DIVA and for that I am forever GRATEFUL to her. Today I honor her for the great mother she is and the inspiration I live for! Happy Mother's Day Mommy!