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Daily Inspiration: Meet Alexandria “Xanny” Mays

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandria Mays.

Hi Alexandria, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have always had a passion for doing natural hair. A few years ago, I began doing faux Locs. From there, I found a passion for doing natural Locs and have been focusing on them ever since.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
This has not been an easy road. Between attending school, working a full-time 9-5, and focusing on my passion, this has definitely been a challenge, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. No pain, no gain. I love making people feel good. Whatever it takes for me to live my passion, I will do.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a natural hair artist. I specialize in natural and faux loc styles. I enjoy the skill of retwisting locs and the art of styling them. I want to touch as many heads as possible. I want to spread love thru my styles. I would also like to help change people’s perspective on locs. Help others to embrace their loc journey and educate those who know little about Locs and their origin. I also have goals to one day be a celebrity loctician: stylist. During this process, I’ve learned that consistency is key. I’ve also learned that great customer service and transparency will take me very far. This is just the beginning of my journey. I am very excited to see where I will be in the next few years as XANNYDOLOX expands and becomes a HOUSEHOLD name.

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
STAY CONSISTENT! Consistency is the main ingredient to success. There are going to be hard days, and there are going to be easy days. As long as you are consistent and believe in yourself, everything will work out exactly how you envision it to.


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