We had the good fortune of connecting with Ebony Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ebony, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
It all starts in your mind. If you’re constantly thinking about something I truly believe that God gave you those thoughts for a reason. I feel as if you would be doing yourself and others a disservice giving up on your dreams. Not only are you robbing yourself of a chance to enjoy life to its fullest extent but you are also taking away from others who could actually benefit from your dreams or ideas and maybe even carry your legacy.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a licensed Hairstylist specializing in Natural seamless hair extensions for ALL women but emphasis on women with tighter curls and coils. The services that I offer are Itip, invisible bead extensions also known as a braidless sew in and Microlink extensions.

In an industry that produces billions of dollars and has countless numbers of people in the same profession as you, its really easy to get lost in the sauce if you don’t set yourself apart. I pride myself on being an honest hairstylist. Its easy to just take someones money and give them what they want but telling someone that their hair is damaged beyond repair and to decline services and money from a client because you know there’s a possibility their hair could be damaged further takes courage. I always try to give suggestions to any client I turn away with hopes that they will one day return so I can give them the desired extensions they want.

I would say that is how I got to where I am today. People trust me to be open and honest with them about their hair goals and in return, they send me referrals and patronize my business. I have to admit though, it wasn’t always easy. I once turned down 3 potential clients back to back because I knew the services that I offered wouldn’t be a good fit for them and their lifestyle. i knew that I was obviously marketing to the wrong audience and came up with a plan to reach women who were in search or need of the services I offered.

I want people to know that what’s for you will always be for you. It will just come easy. Natural. Every client is not for you and you are not for every client and that’s ok. Never stay down for too long and push through the resistance! I’m still growing. I’m not as far along as I would like to be right now but I know I’ll look up one day and remember where I currently am. I’m no different from any other entrepreneur out there trying to get my foot in the door. Its so easy to look through social media and get discouraged by your peers you think are further along and doing better than you. Keep your eyes on your own paper and trust timing.

As for my brand and my story, I’m still writing it lol. Still building my brand honestly. It’ll all come together one day.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’ve been outdoors a lot more these days, Living in a big city all my life I am used to loud noises, bright lights and just chaos lol. I’m honestly trying to avoid large crowds so more than likely you’ll find me somewhere near some water where its quiet and I can actually hear my thoughts, a hiking trail, drive in movie theatre, sight seeing and when I want to let loose a little you can probably catch me on top of Vidorra with a Gold Digger in my hand soaking up the good vibes!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and encouragement from my cousin Schmeeka, who is also another hairstylist in the DFW. Her salon was the first salon I worked in after I received my license. She showed me the ins and outs of the industry, how I should price my services, styling techniques, how to gain clientele etc.. I definitely would not be where I am today without her.

One more person I would like to hi light is my good friend/sister/mentor Natausha. I worked in her salon for a few years and she showed me cutting/coloring techniques, professionalism and encouraged me at a time I wasn’t really confident in my skills.

Both of these ladies are to thank for the Hairstylist I am today.

Website: https://ebonysade.as.me/

Instagram: @ebony.sade

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