We had the good fortune of connecting with Suncera “Sunnie” and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Suncera “Sunnie”, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be all about care. I want people to remember that they invited me into their lives and I was able to provide a helping hand of any sort. If I styled your hair and you felt extra beautiful then I am thankful and fulfilled. If you walked away more educated about your child’s hair I want you to remember that Sunnie cared and took the time to pass you some of my knowledge.
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.
I truly believe that my patience and determination sets me apart from others. I set aside time to know my client and the things they like. I am most excited about finding my purpose for providing beauty services. I believe it is guiding me towards adoptees and foster children, to help boost confidence and knowledge of hair care. I am not exactly where I want to be at the moment but I’ve come a long way from branding hair in my room at age 12. It took patience and practice and some advertising to get where I am today and it was not easy at all. I’ve learned that just because being in the beauty industry is not all about being social media famous and likes. It’s about connecting with people and loving what you do.
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.
If my best friend was visiting for a week I would take them to Mario’s restaurant in Dallas for good food and mimosas. Then to the shops in Allen to walk and shop. We would have dinner at the reunion tower and enjoys the views. Then we would Google a random night club and go dance until we are tired. On our chill days we would go to Big T’s and some restaurants in South Dallas.
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?
I want to dedicate my shout out to all of my close friends and family in Kansas City, Missouri. Yall have trusted me with your hair and time for years before I made it to Texas. To my Texas clients (past and present) who allowed me into their homes and treated me like family and also have spoken highly of me and recommended me to others.