Today we’d like to introduce you to Breana Williams.
Breana, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
At a young age, I knew I had a passion for hair. I was always intrigued with doing my baby dolls hair that I wanted to learn how to do my own. When my mother used to braid and style my hair, I would ask her to teach me. I finally caught on and continued to practice.
As time went by, I started doing my friend’s hair and even worked at a braiding shop at a very young age. Working in a braiding shop was a wonderful experience because it helped me realize how much I had a love and passion for hair. As I grew older, I didn’t care to style or braid people’s hair, but I still loved hair itself. Then, it hit me! I started thinking to myself “I constantly get compliments on my hair and I’m always switching hairstyles why not sale hair.” It made sense for me to sale my own hair instead of investing in other hair companies. That’s how I became an entrepreneur and established my own brand in the hair business Bank Of Bundles!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Becoming a business owner is far from being smooth, it is all about trial and error. A lot of people including myself, in the beginning, have the perception that starting any type of business is easy because of social media. Boy was I wrong! It is a lot of behind the scene work and research. Some of the struggles I encountered with building my brand were filing the proper paperwork and finding a hair vendor. My advice to young women who are just starting out is to take your time and don’t let social media rush you. Also, do not be afraid to reach out to people who are in the field of your interest and ask questions.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am the creator and owner of Bank Of Bundles. I specialize in sourcing raw Indian hair. I am known for switching my hairstyles weekly and wearing exotic colors. I’m most proud of the continuous growth of my brand. What sets me apart from other hair businesses is my creativity and initiative to find convenient forms of payment options for my customers.
What do you feel are the biggest barriers today to female leadership, in your industry or generally?
I think the biggest barriers females face in leadership is the lack of confidence and judgment. For example, females are normally led by emotions rather than men. That is typically frowned upon or known as not being tough enough or unstable.
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