We had the good fortune of connecting with Jerricka Staten and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jerricka, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I don’t think risk has played a major role in my life/career because I am a researcher. When something peeks my interest I will find out everything there is to know about it which takes out the “risk” factor come decision time. When you believe in what you have the word risk doesn’t exist.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My brand is You Love My Hair Care. I want the world to know that my brand was developed to give more “hair highs.” Nothing is more frustrating than your hair not cooperating or simply not knowing how to do it. So, I created a line of a few products that can be used differently to fit the needs of the customer’s hair. You Love My Hair Care is different from other hair care lines out there because we strive to find naturally derived and organic ingredients that have great benefits for both your hair and body. Majority of our ingredients have been used since ancient times such as slippery elm. Slippery elm can be used to relieve a sore throat/inflammation, or it can be added to a product to make for easier detangling. When you look good, you feel good; when you feel good, you’re unstoppable.”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my bestie was visiting for a week, we would definitely go hiking at South Mountain and Camelback. We would go explore all the new buildings, murals and restaurants downtown since things have changed so much the year that we have been stuck close to home. We would for sure go to Monroe’s Hot Chicken, best chicken sandwich hands down! We would honestly spend the week reintroducing ourselves to the city.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my support system. All the people that support my brands and my mental health behind the scenes. Without them I could have allowed the pressures of all the hats that I wear slow my progress. A major lesson that I have learned in business is that there is always a way, you just have to be willing to do what’s necessary to find it. I have many people in my life that have taken some of the steps I needed to take so I utilized their expertise when available. I wouldn’t say my journey was easy, but it wasn’t as hard as it could have been either. My biggest challenge has to be balance. It’s hard to allot the hours in each day to everything that is important. So it feels good to know that you have people believe in you, sometimes more than you do yourself.