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Meet Jessica Davis of Au So Natural International Hair Restoration Center & Rock Your Locs By Jess

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Davis.

Jessica, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up, in a home with parents who are natural. From birth until age 12, my mother was my hair stylist and every Saturday was shampoo and style hair day for her so that I could be pretty for church on Sunday. At the age of 12, my scalp became dangerously infected due to bacteria from a swimming pool, resulting in a very serious scalp infection that caused me to lose all of my hair and have several visits to a dermatologist, steroid injections into my scalp along with taking antibiotics for a full year. I’m forever reminded of how painful and shameful the experience was being picked on by others because I was told by peers that I was bald headed and I looked like a boy and so during middle school, I began what I called: “playing in family members hair”, giving them pony tails plats and braids, greasing and oiling their hair and scalp while hiding the pain and shame of what happened to my self esteem by way of losing my hair. By the time I was in the 10th grade, my mother had nourished my hair back to life and my self esteem as well, because through all of this she never stopped letting me know that I was pretty, that I was smart and that I had so much to offer to the world with my talents was through her encouraging me to realize that being creative, styling hair and making others smile and feel good about themselves was my passion. I made it my mission to become a hair stylist, by any means necessary to make sure that everyone had a clean scalp, pretty healthy hair and high levels of confidence so that they wouldn’t have to go through what she did.

Even before license and certifications came into play, I had been assisting others with their healthy hair and scalp journey and styling natural hair. Ive work with companies such as Just Natural, Vadik Herbs, CoCo Curls, TNC Natural Creations and Annibelle’s Perfect Blend, all while creating her own Au So Natural Hair product line. These awesome products are being sold and used internationally to customers in the U.S., Barbados, Bahamas and London. I have almost 20 years experience in natural hair and hands-on experience with styling and maintaining customers’ hair care. I promote, “healthy hair begins on the inside” and it’s very important to take care of your body, mind and soul. Daily exercise, a proper diet, vitamins drinking plenty of water, daily protein, prayer, worship, meditation, yoga. These are not only the keys to healthy strong beautiful hair, they are the keys to a healthy balanced life.

I thank my family my mother, grandmother who have passed away, cousins and friends for enduring years of her hair learning. The process of me getting here was by any means a cool walk in the park. I spent years of sacrificing and working hard to get to this point in my career, many sleepless nights, wondering what the next day would bring to the business. I went from being Jessica Davis the little girl who peers mocked daily to Jessica Davis the Internationally known board Certified Trichologist, a Master educator for U.S. Trichology Institute the top Trichology school, Master Cosmeologist licensed in 6 states, a motivational speaker and so much more. I don’t have any regrets about my beginning and I know the sky has no limits and the best is still to come. This experience has finally paid off, I’m now living her childhood dream of “creating beautiful, healthy hair, one location at a time.”

Has it been a smooth road?
The road has not been an easy one for me. I had some financial struggles, personal struggles due to financial struggles, I had to pay my way through every school or class I attended made ways when days it seemed there was no way. I’m so thankful that I had praying family and friends to keep me motivated when I wanted to give up.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Au So Natural International Hair Restoration Center & Rock Your Locs By Jess Healthy Hair Care Center story. Tell us more about the business.
I have two businesses and both of them are healthy hair care and holistic based. I’m the founder and I work as well there as well. I’m known for being an International Trichology educator and Master Cosmetologist. My Salon and Hair Restoration Center is set apart because we offer one stop shop service, a wide variety of services are offered from hair to skin and nails to include hair restoration services. We also take great pride in customer service.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I have been to California several times and I do feel like the city is a good place for business and yes, I would reccomend them.

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