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Meet Alysia “CoCo” Charles of I am Hair for You Imaging Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alysia “CoCo” Charles.

Alysia “CoCo”, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
After having a child and dealing with a major health issue during the recession, I was jobless and hopeless. With a degree in Criminal Justice and much experience under my belt, I continued getting hired a fired due to taking time off in order to take care of my health. However, growing up, I was exposed and blessed with many talents. During college, I picked up one of those talents in the art of styling hair of which I used to make money as well as volunteer my time for campus fashion shows and local events.

While working in corporate America this skill continued to be an asset in my life and a great supplemental income. So why wasn’t I giving it my all I asked myself as I was reading “The Purpose Driven Life” maybe this was my calling. One day I got up and said I’ve had enough and I am going to get a job TODAY, and I did just that. I saw an ad on Craigslist for a salon looking for a fulltime stylist I took a chance and they took a chance with me. This allowed me to test the water and it opened up a can of opportunities to include my first hair/fashion show production and exposed me to a wonderful network of people in the industry.

In 2016, I stumbled upon a vacant space for rent in the area where I built a name from myself and I took a leap. I’ve always had a need to want to help people feel beautiful from the inside out. God placed the right people around me during this transition who believed in my vision to help make this studio come to life. Today, I am Hair for You Imaging Studio has been used for many productions to include photoshoots and infomercials as well as a suite rental for up and coming stylists, photographers and creative consultant/director(s) and their respective clients.

Has it been a smooth road?
It definitely hasn’t been an easy road, especially when having a lack and support and minimal funds to run a business but I continued to be consistent, persistent, patient and faithful.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with I am Hair for You Imaging Studio – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I am Hair for You is a one-stop shop for all of your personal branding and imaging needs to include hair/fashion styling, makeup, photography for your visual content creation, wedding, and much more…

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love Atlanta for the diversity and the opportunities available for up and coming entrepreneurs. My least favorite things about Atlanta is that the people in these industries can be very clique”ish”

Pricing:

  • 1hr Consultation -$50

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Image Credit:
Phillip Washington w/YBLimited, Jane Nolley-High

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