We had the good fortune of connecting with Kaneaka Brock and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kaneaka, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I am black and am I raising a black queen. However, as she started to get older I didn’t see many images of beauty that look like her as we would go to the nail salon and spas. We had gone to a few nail salons and spa’s but none that spoke to her beauty and what it means for her to feel beautiful. and confident. I figured if I was looking for these type of services not only for minority children but for children period other parents possibly were also. When we go to the nail salon as adults most time those places are not equipped to service children properly. I wanted a place for girls ages 4-14 to go and get pampered, have fun, and work on character building all at the same time. Thus LIVI’S GLAM SPA & MORE was birthed.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Professionally I am educator. I have been in education for 22 years now. I taught elementary for five years and have been a high school counselor since that time. So my day to day activity has involved interacting with children for many years now. I enjoy being around my students and helping them on this journey called life. I get to help those in need and provide comfort to those in pain. The spa was birthed from the my love for the children and the desire to see them smile and feel good about themselves. Our spa focuses on character and self esteem building. We use the spa treatments as a fun way to incorporate different character building programs. We want to enhance the total child. We want her to feel good about herself on from the inside out.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am foodie. So we would definitely be spending much time eating. Ocean Prime, True Kitchen & Cocktails, Beto’s and Son are just a few must visits on her trip. When not surrounded by food we would probably be hanging at the mall shopping , or at Lake Ray Hubbard taking in the scenery. My friends and I love to gather and hang out on our patios with a nice glass of wine with great conversations and laughs.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We would like to thank all of our friends and family that have supported us as we jumped into this journey “heart” first. We weren’t sure how or where to begin but supportive and knowledgeable people were there every step of the way to guide us. We would be remised if we didn’t send a special thank you and shout out to our silent partner Brooke Stanley. Brooke is the back bone of LGS her inspiration and support have been immeasurable. Brooke is always available and willing to give LGS that extra push at the right time. We appreciate her and all that she brings to our team. We absolutely would not be in this space and time without her .