I believe being born with Sickle Cell Anemia has made me push myself to be better than what I am thought to be capable of doing.
Beatrice, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Hair Stylist?
I love every client that is in my chair. I want to help every woman look her best when she starts her day; I love ministering to my clients the most and praying for them. I started hair school at Laurel High School. They had the program, and when I graduated with a diploma, I also had a Cosmetology License. I joined the program because it was something my parents felt wouldn't affect the Sickle Cell and I want to do something (especially as a teen).
Who is your inspiration in life Beatrice? How do you keep inspired?
Jesus! I work on being Christlike as best as I can, and I read my Bible and devotionals to keep me inspired, especially for my purpose. What I believe I do goes beyond just hair to me.
We all make mistakes Beatrice; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Hair Stylist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
No 100% sure at the moment. I've never had any major ones that cause a big deal.
Beatrice, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Hair Stylist, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I take one client at a time to prevent those situations. I treat every client like they are my only client, so I keep up with my good customer service.
Please tell us, Beatrice, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Hair Stylist?
I'm not sure of any at present. I know the best way to be strategic is having a good team of help.
Beatrice, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
This bride came to me for the first time; a friend referred her. She was natural and wanted a relaxer for her wedding day and to go back natural right after. Her hair was long and healthy. She just needed a good trim and an Olaplex treatment. She was surprised I told her that I would not chemically change the texture of her hair. After discussing the pros and cons and other options for wedding styles, she agreed and got a trim, treatment, and a silk press. She was very pleased with the results. She returned for a hair service after the wedding and told me she appreciated my decision and that I was right about everything we discussed,
Beatrice, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Hair Stylist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My Proudest moment is when I decided to start my own business Bee Hollywood Studio in 2014 because that was the real beginning of fulfilling my purpose.
Beatrice, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
There was a time a client came after having surgery on the back of her head. She is my fly, professional, and sophisticated type of client. After the surgery, she wanted to do her hair, especially with the image she carries. She was fresh out the hospital, but I figured out the best way to do her hair in a weave with it not being tight, and for the doctor to still do checkups on the injury and remove the stitching. It was difficult, but I got it done, and she appeared as if she never had the surgery, It was the whole right back quadrant of her head (occipital bone and nape).
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Hair Stylist?
Do this because you love it and be willing to love and truly care for every client. Also, know your limits and boundaries.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I open to doing them with pretty much anyone who is interested.
cover photo 1 is Royal Moment @rmomentphotography the rest is by Taylor Green @sharpiegreen