Today we’d like to introduce you to Keshia Quinn.
Keshia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Basically, I am the 4th of 5 girls that grew up in my household. So hair was inevitable and there was no getting away from it as we always needed our hat done. As the neighbors started to see my work on my sisters’ hair, they request my work to be done on them. Which gave me my first clientele at the age of 16.
Even working in various retail positions, I’ve always had clients reach out to schedule appointments. By 2012, I was able to cut out regular day to day work altogether. I started cosmetology school in 2015 and noticed that the hair industry was a break for me. Over time, I’ve paid close attention to what the people were asking for and delivered. It was the best decision I’ve made for myself.
Has it been a smooth road?
Nothing is ever a smooth road. For me, I am a braid specialist. Meaning my clientele was limited to just coming to me when they needed their hair braided. It was a struggle to keep a steady flow of work in certain seasons. And y clients started going elsewhere for different styles. So it was hard for me to break out of my comfort zone and become and well-rounded hairstylist.
Also, with only having a high school diploma and no credentials, my talent wasn’t always enough. Some shop owners belittled me and didn’t trust me with certain responsibilities because of it. This only motivated me to not only be talented with my hands but on paper as well. Not only did I complete cosmetology school, I am also in pursuit of completing my degree in business administration.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
K2BRAIDS is a brand and a now a full-blown studio.
I am a braid specialist but also a licensed cosmetologist.
I am known for my consistency, freestyle braid designs, patience with children, and having solutions for clients with hair problems. Also, braiding hair is known for pulling out hair and not always being a healthy choice, but I have a light hand and work magic.
I am most proud of maintaining my clientele, constantly keeping up with new trends, and staying open to learning new techniques.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes! Los Angeles is the mecca of entertainment and style, which can keep anyone busy. Someone ALWAYS needs beauty services for events going on around the city. I would recommend Los Angeles for anybody starting out because this is the fashion statement capital.
- Address: 14023 Crenshaw Blvd, suite 1
Hawthorne, CA 90250
- Website: K2BRAIDS.com
- Phone: 8185272116
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: K2BRAIDS
- Facebook: K2BRAIDS
- Twitter: KtwoHair
- Yelp: K2BRAIDS studio