Today we’d like to introduce you to Destiny Borthwell.
Hi Destiny, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’ve always knew that I was destined to do more than just work in an office cubicle. I knew that had to go out and find what that hidden passion was. What I didn’t know is that my hidden passion would be doing hair, and being an aspiring hairstylist. I’ve been doing my own hair for as long as my mother let me. My mother was the first person to actually do my hair she did it all from a flat iron press to sew-in weaves, she even did all my cheer comp hairstyles. She inspired me to get it done but I always thought that is what you need to know how to do as a black girl, so having a talent of doing hair was overlooked by me. When it came down to trying to find my skill I tried it all doing nails, doing lashes, going to school for business and then turning around and changed my major towards the medical field and had a few ups and downs… it didn’t take until I had a whole breakdown to realize that what I was chasing and looking for was always right IN front of me and doing hair is my calling, my passion. I know it sounds all so cliché but I really mean it. When I was at my lowest point when all else failed I had my brightest idea… I remember this moment like it was yesterday, I was sitting in my car Feb. 17th, 2022 and I had tears running down my face, a headache, just a mess thinking everything I tried to pursue has failed, I couldn’t do anything right and I felt like no one believed in me. And as I sat there something just clicked, I told myself to get up and go to my vanity and get myself together, I didn’t need anyone, I am so strong. So I got up out of my car and went straight to my vanity and installed and styled the cutest wig unit from west kiss hair. I made and TikTok and an Instagram post for the hair install… ever since that moment I never looked back. I can’t help but thank everything that had happened that brought me to my lowest point because those situations helped shift me to a passion that I have downplayed my whole life… When you lose 1 battle it prepares you to win 100 more.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No, it has not been a smooth road. But you know that they say the best things in life aren’t free or easy. Lack of motivation is a hard obstacle to overcome. There are days where I want to stop right in my tracks and give up but I know that if I push through now, I won’t have to start over ever again… without risk, there is no reward. Another big obstacle that I had to get past, well what I’m still working on one day at a time is my interaction and engagement with others. I want to get noticed and I want more people to interact with my page but I need to find my flow and the tactics to attract the right audience towards my brand.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I would love to learn more braiding techniques from other stylists, I would like to take in any tips and advice that can help improve my skill. I am an aspiring hairstylist that is specializing in braids. I am most proud of my signature style which is a clean part medium size box braids, my clients that have gotten their braids done by me immediately notice how clean their hair parts are. I believe is what sets me apart from others is that this is more than a job, as a client you trust your hair in my hands and it is my job to deliver exactly what you came and sat in my chair for.
What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
The number 1 most important lesson that I’ve learned is to ALWAYS believe in yourself. You are the only person that can make anything in your life happen, you have to be your own number 1 fan.