We had the good fortune of connecting with ShayAujanae Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi ShayAujanae, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting my own business started with working a job I didn’t like In a profession I wasn’t interested in at all. Another factor was age I felt like i’m currently 25 years old and getting closer to my birthday I felt stuck like I’m wasting my time doing something I don’t enjoy or see myself doing for the next 60+ years ! I always did hair on the side and I enjoyed it so I told my self I will rebrand get an idea and system that works for me , stay consistent, stay positive and execute !

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel like what sets me apart from other is my approach and energy , i’m a very friendly person , very detailed , and genuinely caring. I like to establish hairlastionships with all my clients! I call my clients my hair besties because after sitting in my chair we become that comfortable with one another while still keeping a professional relationship. I am most proud of my presentation of my work , I really try to PERFECT every little detail on each style , my clients are always recognizing the time I take to really make sure it looks how we both would like it too . I got to where I am today by trial and error and being a self starter . I’ve always been an independent individual and I literally have an obsession. I’m very passionate about my craft and what I’m doing and shows. It was not easy to get here and I am truly grateful for all opportunities I’ve been presented with , the lessons I’ve learned are remaining professional at all times , stay consistent in your business it makes a HUGE difference, and taking the tome to really put forth all the effort into your brand because you’re representing you when you do it ! I want the world to know that my brand is tailored to fit all men and women interested from all backgrounds and budgets ! I have something for everyone and that you’ll notice the difference in the quality that I provide in my products and services and that I am grateful and appreciative of everyone who supports me and look forward to slaying you soon hair bestie !

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I moved from Chicago so the first place I’m taking my bestie is to Harolds Chicken Shack in Central Phoenix then we going to Chicago Chicken Shack in Tempe to wrap about the similarities and differences , Second Im taking my bestie to Mill Ave , I LOVE fat tuesday so every excuse I get to go I am going . Then i’m taking my friend to brunch at Hash Kitchen for the Mimosas , Then I’m going to take my friend To Hot Pot Caribbean to try their jerk chicken to compare . We’ll definitely be going to Scottsdale to club and bar hop

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shout out all my hair besties (clients) who support me , I’d like to shout out my man for always being that positive light needed and encouraging and supporting me chasing my dreams , my mom and aunty for their support and encouragement and my dad for his support And encouragement!

x

Website: www.bodiedandbougielhob.com

Instagram: @bodiedandbougieluxehaus_

Facebook: Bodied And Bougie Luxe Haus Of Beauty

Image Credits
@perfectcaptureaz for my business shoot in 09/2021 And myself

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