Today we’d like to introduce you to Maya Allen.
Hi Maya, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Before COVID-19, I was working for a major power company as a customer care representative, a full-time college student living on campus and in the Army Reserves. I learned all I could at my job but decided that it was time to move forward, so in February, I decided to resign. In the midst of all the changes I was going through at work, school and in my personal life, I decided that I was just going to go for it. “It” being the idea to sell closure wigs. I became familiar with wigs in 2018. It was a protective style that allowed little to no manipulation to my natural hair. This helped my hair grow. It also allowed me to try different styles without suffering from heat damage.
A lot of people sold frontal wigs but there was little attention on closure wigs. So I knew that realm would be a good fit. I make a list of my goals each year and one of my bullet points was to be a successful entrepreneur and to create. They were vague but with this idea to sell wigs, I knew it fell within the brim of each point. I consider myself a creative person and to me, doing hair is an art. I filed for my LLC, created my logo and have been on go since. I didn’t really know what came with starting a business, but I am taking my time because it’s a journey not a race. Giving all glory to God because if it wasn’t for him Maya Naomi Creations wouldn’t even exist, especially the way this year is going.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Initially, just putting myself out there and the idea that I would be offering a product scared me. That held a lot of weight in my head. I was afraid of what people would think. If anyone would support or even if they saw me as someone who was credible enough to do so.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am considered a weekend warrior, serving in the Army Reserve. This is where I report to my unit one weekend a month. But in the civilian world, I work part-time at Veteran Center, offering support where I can.
What are your plans for the future?
In the future, I hope to have learned the skill of trading currencies, continuing my business and hopefully have found another business venture.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: mayanaomicreations.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wigs.bymayanaomi/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wigsbymayanaomi-101483958290123/posts/
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