Today we’d like to introduce you to Toniel Garner.
Hi Toniel, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Also known as Tee from Valdosta, GA. I’m a military spouse, boy mom, educator, entrepreneur and so much more! My passion for hair started at a very young age. I began doing my own hair at the age of seven then started doing friend’s hair in middle school. From there, I realized not only am I good at it, but I LOVE doing it. I did hair all throughout high school and college. I decided to pursue a career in teaching because making an impact on others’ lives is also something I absolutely love! I was fully committed as an elementary school teacher for three years but hair was still something I did as a hobby. In 2015, I decided to take my passion for hair and talent more seriously. I didn’t have a plan but I knew it was what I needed to do! I began selling bundles and launched my first company, known as Stylish Styles by Tee. I would promote my brand every day and research other companies in the industry. Things were great and my brand was becoming known locally, fast. However, being a military spouse, we move frequently so I would start over building my brand from the bottom everywhere we moved. Just selling hair and doing hair wasn’t satisfying my desire to be more than just a local business. I hated leaving my local customers without a reliable referral so in 2016, I started learning more about wig making.
The wig industry was a whole world alone that I NEEDED to be a part of. In November 2016, I began making my own custom wigs by hand. Learning the convenience and benefits of wigs became an obsession. I would stay up all night, researching wig-making techniques, vendors, terminology, etc. I would then put what I learned to work. I taught myself how to use the sewing machine to make wigs faster and haven’t looked back since.
I managed to get my customers into wigs before we relocated and soon realized I wanted my company to offer wigs all over the world. I began to see 5 figure months and I knew that it was time to elevate from my present state. I decided to leave my career as a first grade teacher and pursue my wig business full time.
Today Stylish Styles by Tee is a glueless wig company that offers custom and ready to wear wigs to women all over the world making them feel confident and stylish!
Creating custom wigs is doing well for me but teaching STILL has my heart. Once I mastered my wig-making craft and techniques, I began sharing my knowledge with the world. Starting my Youtube Channel sharing business tips and techniques opened a new door and opportunities for me. Receiving all the positive feedback and building a community that wanted MORE from me. In 2018, I began teaching women how to make wigs on the sewing machine and THAT fueled me! I’ve taught over 500 women how to make wigs on the sewing machine through my online wig courses. I knew that learning wig it was just the push I needed to launch Stylish Boss Academy.
With my newest business known as Stylish Boss Academy, I am able to incorporate both of my passions in one! I can confidently say that this is my purpose in life! Stylish Boss Academy offers wig-making courses and resources to help other wig businesses get started and continuously grow. StylishBoss Academy is not even a year old and already headed on the path to making six figures within the first year. I am JUST getting started and super excited for the future of this new business adventure! Stay tuned for the #1 Wig Business Resource Academy in the World!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy and it definitely isn’t for the weak. I believe in the saying “Nothing worth having will ever come easy!” Every business, no matter how big or small, has hard times. Along my business journey, I’ve made mistakes when it came to testing vendors, styling hair, poor investments, etc. It can be tough, especially as a new business owner but the key is to not allow the hard times or challenges to push you to quit.
I would also say that being a woman entrepreneur while also raising a family has its own challenges. There is oftentimes I struggle the balance of trying to meet the demands of both my businesses while being a very involved and present mother and wife.
Everyday I’m faced with challenges but most importantly, I take those experiences and LEARN from them!
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Stylish Boss Academy is the #1 Wig Academy designed to support wig businesses on all levels. An expert in the hair and wig industry, Tee provides basic and advanced education, resources & mentorship to entrepreneurs looking to scale and grow in their own wig business and live out their dreams! Stylish Boss Academy is a one stop shop for all your wig business essentials including business coaching calls, online and in person wig making classes, live business masterclasses, wholesale wig making supplies, ebooks, mentoring and troubleshooting to get your wig business off to a successful start.
Our mission at Stylish Boss Academy is to help as many entrepreneur as possible grow and scale their wig business. We hope to inspire you to change your life and your business so you can live the life you desire while doing what you love.
Everything we teach are based on our real-world experiences. We not only teach wig-making techniques, we also teach the business side of the wig industry (because there’s more to having a wig business than making wigs). We’ll only teach you things we know to be successful and that you can implement yourself!
Stylish Styles by Tee provides beautiful high-quality glueless virgin and raw wigs to women all over the world. Our units are made with quality hair and constructed to LAST. We 100% aim to please and take pride in every unit we touch. We open our communication methods to any and all questions or concerns. We also strive to make sure every Stylish Beauty is satisfied with their new Stylish unit!
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
Taking risks is a part of entrepreneurship. The rich get richer while the poor stays poor because they always think every opportunity is a “scam”. You honestly will never know your fullest potential or the outcome if you aren’t willing to take a risk. Some of my biggest risks in life are the reason I’m where I’m at today!
- Online wig making courses-$350+
- Wig Business Ebooks- $50
- Wig Business Mentoring $1200+
- Quality Glueless Wigs- $400+
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.stylishbossacademy.com
- Instagram: @Stylishbossacademy
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StylishBossAcademy
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJ8ESPiwBe5TICjnlO1aqQ
- Other: www.stylishstylesbytee.com
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