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Meet Malika Palmer of I AM STYLIST Enterprise in West LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Malika Palmer.

Malika, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am a licensed hairstylist in the L.A area specializing in Braiding and Natural hairstyles. Born in Fairfax, Virginia and raised in Windsor Hills, California with my mother and twin brother Malik. My passion for Hairstyling started early on in my childhood. It was that one Christmas morning I got a beautiful doll as a gift and instead of changing her outfits, I had ideas on many ways I could change my doll’s hair. Eight years now working the industry working on Celebrities such as Jlo, Issa Rae (HBO Insecure), Essence Atkins and many more. I am a proud member of TextureManagement, a Stylist Agency founded by the natural hair guru, Felicia Leatherwood. I must say it has truly been a blessing to be apart of such a talented Black Styling team from all across the US.

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?
While working in the hair industry there always comes a time where you bump into some rocks and stumble across a roadblock, like anything in life. As I grow in this industry, I learn that those rocks are very much so beneficial. I have learned throughout the years that those rocks were placed there for a reason whether it means to slow down, take some time and practice on perfecting a skill or just taking a moment to always learn something new. I taught myself to shift my thinking, which can be very challenging at times, what does this mean why am I going through this difficult time? When all it really means is time for growth. The hair Industry changes at such a fast pace it is very important to always practice, always learning and stay up to date on what’s trending now and what’s to come.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the I AM STYLIST Enterprise Inc story. Tell us more about the business.
We provide services and products that are beauty oriented. Our specialty is natural hairstyling as well as homeopathic knowledge of old and new beauty practices. Our clients continue to patronize our business because of our etiquette, skill and consistency, especially in an industry that continually uses harsh chemicals and harmful practices all in the name of vanity. We genuinely care about our clients and the environment and constantly think of ways to make there lives easier and their appearances more organically beautiful. Our attention to detail, passion for innovation and privy for all things beauty sets us apart from a stale and stagnant industry.

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