We had the good fortune of connecting with Manya Foster and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Manya, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting my own business was something, I fought against but my husband encouraged me to put myself out there.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Owning my own business fresh out of cosmetology school was hard! Of course I had no idea what I was doing but I had a dream. My dream manifested into something great “Bridalhair_bymanya”, where I’m a mobile hairstylist for Texas and I serve so many Brides and wonderful people just needing styling done. I am a humble and fair person who just likes to help others.
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.
I would take my best friend to Austin,TX. Austin is a vibe in itself, but my husband is the one who knows all the places! So he would be our guide.
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?
My shoutout first and foremost goes to my mother who believed in me to put me thru Cosmetology school in the first place. My husband I want to thank for always encouraging me to push forward no matter what obstacles come.