We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandice Bell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandice, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wanted to create a brand that I could be proud of. I thought long and hard about the different things I could start a business in but hair stood out the most! To be honest I prayed long and hard. After the praying I put numbers and a plan together. I devoted hours and hours to researching the market as well as what would separate my brand from the small brands as well as the larger ones. I recommend to anyone wanting to enter this industry to do your research and create a plan. I am still committed to making a difference and creating a wave in the hair industry.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I think what sets us apart from other Hair companies is that we are not trying to fit in. We want to exceed expectations. We want to be known for more than just a hair company. We pride ourselves on customer service, and creating an experience. One of the things I am most proud of is to see the growth between where we were a year ago today. I see it not just in the numbers but the pictures the shoots the processes it gets easier and easier each time. I am able to sit and actually walk someone through how to start a hair business. It still shocking to me. I have learned some expensive lessons along the way. I’m sure I have many more to learn. I am definitely more aware and more cautious about things. One mistake I made is believing that I can do it all without hiring someone. Big big mistake. You will need to hire someone to assist you with orders, inquires, planning campaigns.managing social media. I mean the list goes on. Save yourself some frustration and hire an assistant.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The first place I would take them is for brunch at one of my favorite places Maple Bacon restaurant located In Plano. Do a little shopping at North park. Then head to Tommy Bahama in Legacy West for the best martini I have tasted the Coconut Dream and enjoy a little dinner as well. Highly recommend the stuffed chicken. Would for sure check out the Dallas Aquarium followed up with a lunch trip to Happiest Hour for a nice roof top patio lunch and drinks. Kick off the night with a stroll through uptown dinner at Avanti’s and cap off the night at Tate’s. Make some waves through Deep Ellum to Ebb & Flow for brunch and mimosas. Check out Harlowe MxM for a little patio fun. There are so many places in Dallas to visit, dine and relax. It’s a must we add a spa day. We would for sure plan a day of relaxation at Laser Bar Dallas. Check out more museums, parks, fine dining and fun.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shoutout the people who have supported me from the beginning. Jasmyn Williams who owns Jasmyn Renae Photography. Brianna Davis @fiercefacesbybrianna MUA who shows up to every shoot and goes above and beyond to make sure the makeup is perfect. My other photographer who is also a great photographer! Marcus Allen @marcusvisionsphotography