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Daily Inspiration: Meet Ciara Bryant

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ciara Bryant.  

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Hello, my name is Ciara Bryant And from a family of hairstylists, my great-grandmother was well known in the Pompano Beach area for her famous hair pressing techniques which eventually led me to become a hairstylist myself. I remember being about 10 years old when I was fed up with the hot comb and the pigtails don’t forget the candy curls. I demanded that my mom took me to her personal hairstylist at the time and allowed me to receive my very first relaxer. Once I was able to manage my own hair, I noticed that I was able to braid and begin to braid my friend’s and family’s hair. Now about the age of 15, I pretty much had my very own braiding business going right on my mother’s front porch. I would braid my teacher’s hair, some kids from school, and even had clientele from my church. Around the age of 18, I begin to lose interest in my hair because I was dating and the braids were taking a toll on my body. I was offered my very own building by one of my client’s grandmothers and I remember declining and telling her I no longer wanted to do hair. So, from the age of 19-27, I worked in Corporate America making great money! 

As the old folks would say “God has a way to take you right back to your gift” On October 27, 2016, my life changed I became a mother, and becoming a mom truly unleashes a power from within that you never knew you had. My son helped me gain strength where I was weak. After giving birth to my son, I begin to work for an MRI company when he was about 5 months old, but the absence of him just wasn’t sitting with me well. I would get off work pick up my son and visit a local salon that was owned by a family member. She was a 23-year-old braider, a young mother herself, and was making over $1000 weekly. Her drive motivated me to start back doing hair, but at this time Human lace wigs were the wave, and I jumped on board. I remember advertising deals and promoting myself for $25 -40 while at work. I started working in her salon part-time while still working my 9-5. One day I was at work and someone called for a lace install and needed me at that time. So, I made the scariest, but a bravest decision I could ever make and I quit that job. Yes, I was scared and had many in my ear saying I would not make it. Let me tell you my Faith was way bigger than my fear, and I conquered it. I was able to open my very own salon suite, moved out on my own with no help and manage my car payment, and much more. I’ve been working for myself for a while, and it’s the best decision ever., yes it gets hard, but that’s a part of life. Don’t give up follow your dreams because I’m still chasing mine. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Staying consistent has been one of my hardest obstacles because of a recent battle with depression. I lost focus on my purpose and lost interest in just showing up to work, which caused me to lose a lot of clients. I now speak with a therapist, and I’m learning how to balance both being a single mother and also a business owner because it looks fun and makes lots of money if your mind isn’t in the right space you will fail. But I believe in myself, so failure would never be an option. 

Thanks – so, what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I like to call myself a creative hairstylist because I love when clients show me a picture of a hairstyle and have so much faith in me that I’m able to recreate the look with my very own touch. I love everything about Lace wigs, closures, and frontals my goal is to always make the lace disappear. It’s something about making a wig look natural that just excites me! I stand out because I’m always up for a challenge and I’m proud to say I never failed!! 

Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
Minglee is my mentor, although she doesn’t know it lol, I study her and her work ethic a lot because I love the level of success she has reached in the hair business. So, I would suggest that you find someone in your field who inspires you and gain your own work ethic from what you see and learn from them. Promote yourself all day, every day, in unique ways, and keep doing it until they know your name 

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