Today we’d like to introduce you to Aisha F.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
In elementary school, I remember getting one of my teacher’s mannequin heads, the one with a face and hair on it. I assume these are the ones cosmetologists use while practicing. I played, practiced, cut, braided, and anything else you can imagine with her hair, she was my practice. In high school, I did my friends hair, I actually was getting requests for things like blow-outs and they looked good!!! Of course, I experimented on myself as well, high school I got my first set of extensions and by college, I was making u-part wigs. Up until college, I had the convenience of going to a stylist when needed, and being out of state, in little ole Greensboro, NC (Aggie Pride!!!) that was no more. I had learned a little from my hairstylist that was home (DMV) and began applying what I thought I knew to making wigs. Soon enough, I was able to do my own hair good enough for even my standards. I’m the pickiest person when it comes to letting others “enhance” me lol.
I continued styling friend’s hair, making my wigs and all while I was getting my degree in Psychology at North Carolina A&T State University! I graduated spring 2013 Summa Cum Laude, with my bachelor’s, but still no idea what I was going to do. I worked a few different positions for the bulk of my post-undergraduate years. To this day, I wish I had gone to cosmetology school, but I didn’t want clients. Seven years post-graduation, I have finally realized and accepted my passion and took a path to following it. I moved to LA, January 2019 still with no idea what I was going to do, but I knew what I wanted to achieve. 2019 is when Bambiino Tresses was curated, not only would I be bringing forth my love for hair but also the convenience and versatility of custom-units, and soon to come, constructed on a sewing machine! My ideas go beyond just being a hairstylist or hair. Bambiino Tresses will be a solution for so many persons and this is literally the beginning!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It definitely has not been a smooth road! I would say up until college, all I knew was school, school I can do, I’d mastered it. I remember right after graduating college, working at the bank, I was determined to identify my passion so that I could truly pursue a career that I loved! However, until I could, I chose to take something out of every position I have/had that can be beneficial to where I’m going. The biggest struggle thus far, I would say is the move to LA. Not having any friends, family, essentially knowing no-one and no job initially was very scary, but fear paralyzes you, so I choose to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep going. Even with the first job I’d gotten, I lost it and was unemployed for months! I don’t know how I‘ve survived or gotten through, it can only be the work of G-d and my parents truly! I know the journey thus far and to come won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it!
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Bambiino Tresses, my company is a hair extension and wig business offering the best quality of raw Indian hair extensions, the finest quality of lace products and custom-wig units, constructed by machine! These serve those with hair loss due to medical reasons, protective styling, or just personal preference for enhancing your natural tresses. What we are known for is our quality, reliability and service! The business is still in its early stages but, I know we will be at the top. I am most proud at the fact that I have had the courage to even take the steps I have taken and the risks, I know it will all be worth it soon! What sets us apart from others is that we are learning from every experience and taking on a more person-centered approach, everyone is different! We are constantly evolving as new research and skills are developed.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, one word always comes to mind, even to this day, determined. I have always been very determined. If it was something I couldn’t get right away, I’d always keep going until I got it and I always got it. I also remember being very shy, but somehow always a leader. I was the one girl that had no problem making friends, that was pretty much a straight ‘A’ student (for the most part lol) and still hang out on the weekends. Always business and responsibilities first, that way I could play as hard as I wanted. Without a doubt, my parents raised me very well and I thank them for that.
- U-Part wig: $100
- Closure wig: $125
- Frontal Wig: $150
- Website: WWW.bambiinotresses.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bambiinotresses/