We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiara Gray- Akintunde and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tiara, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I would say that the most important factor behind the success of WaxT & Co. thus far, and even for myself is the fact that I’m self motivated and if I put my mind to it, I know I’ll achieve it. I recently became a new mom this summer and less than a month after that, I was already back out booking WaxT for markets and events, doing old fashioned promotion and creating new products to add to our collection. I’ve put SO much into WaxT & Co. that I really don’t have any other choice but to succeed.

What should our readers know about your business?
WaxT & Co. is my baby. I’ve put my all into it & the entire brand is dedicated to helping others find and love themselves. I want people to understand that there is a true luxury behind self care. That luxury, is the journey of finding yourself, loving yourself & pouring into yourself more than you do others. My products, the ones that I created with my 2 hands, are helping people along their journey and inspiring them to start it in the first place & I think that’s something that sets WaxT & Co. apart from others. I started the brand when I was pulling myself out of depressions & on my own journey to self love. That’s something that I’m most proud of.

One thing I will say is that the journey as a growing business owner has not been easy but with my determination and focus, I have been able to overcome alot of challenges in the industry. I’ve kept God first in my journey and He has always guided me & continues to help me persevere. I’ve learned so many lessons as a business owner including the fact that not all days will be sunshine and gumdrops. Some days will be hard, some days will be 18 hour days, and some days, I’ll have to put in more work than I did the day before. I don’t mind any of those lessons though because it only gives me more drive to continue doing what I do.

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?
Let me tell you, if my bestfriend were coming to Dallas for a whole week, one thing we’d do is EAT. I mean, we’re hitting up all the steakhouses, seafood spots, mom & pop diners, EVERYTHING! Gloria’s and Del Frisco’s are always a vibe to me and they always have top notch alcoholic drinks. If it’s the summer time, we’re getting a boat & heading to the lake with some more friends and good music. If it’s the winter, we’re doing all the winter things; Christmas lights, hot cocoa dates. Whatever makes for fun & lasting memories, we’re doing it!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate this Shoutout to my small besties in Bishop Arts. Thank you guys for the never ending support, love & motivation.

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Kevin Branch

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