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Life and Work with Brittany Deen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Deen.

Brittany, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When I was a little girl, I can remember the school counselor coming around to our class to tell us more about high school. I can remember specifically the moment she mentioned cosmetology school, my ears perked up and my attention became focused on every word the teacher said. I knew this was going to be my path so naturally, when junior year came around, I signed up for cosmetology school. The class was full, and I was devastated. Over the summer, I got a call saying that someone had dropped out and that they would accept me if I was still interested. I was. I completed 500 hours of cosmetology during my junior year. Little did I know, that finishing cosmetology school my senior year was not in the cards for me. life through a few curve balls and I had to drop out of high school after my junior year. I was determined to go back to cosmetology school by any means necessary.

I went to the library and got a GED test prep book and studied for weeks. I went and took the GED test and passed. that meant I could continue on to finishing cosmetology school. I was living with my grandmother by this time in a small town. The community college had a beauty school that was on a first come first serve basis. my grandmother and myself packed up an overnight bag to go sleep outside of the community college to be the first in line the next morning when the doors opened for enrollment. When we arrived at the school, we weren’t the only ones with that idea. We were the second in line. We slept outside of the school that night, I remember it was freezing. At 8 am, the doors opened to bring us inside only to tell us they only had one opening that year. Being second in line, that opening did not belong to me. I was devastated but still determined. I found a beauty college about 30 minutes away from me. I got a full-time job waiting tables at a truck stop 4-midnight and would attend school 9-2pm five days a week. By the time, I was 18, I had my cosmetology license in hand and immediately started working in a salon. Ten years later and my passion and determination for the beauty industry have not changed.

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?
I have to say the hardest obstacles for me have been my age. Being in the industry at such a young age, it can be hard to gain respect from your peers that you may deserve. So much of the growth in the beauty industry comes from learning and training under those around you. My biggest advice to anyone looking to succeed in the beauty industry is to put their pride to the side and soak up every bit of knowledge from those around you, keep your attitude to a minimum, and never be too good to assist someone. The biggest moments in my career have come from assisting someone else.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Goddess Hair & CO. – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The slogan for my company is “everything beauty.” We want to be known for offering the best of “everything beauty” to our clients. From hair color, trending haircuts, and long healthy extensions, we want to deliver the best of all beauty services to our clients. I am known for my hair extensions. I do an innovative technique that I personally created that protects the client’s natural hair and allows for versatile styling. I have been doing hair extensions for girls who dance on local sports teams such as Mavs, Dallas Cowboys, The Stars, and the legends. I also have been a sponsor to the Miss Texas America organization for four years. I pride myself on quality work that won’t damage the client’s hair. Healthy hair is my biggest focus for the client to be able to give her the hair of her dreams.

Often it feels as if the media, by and large, is only focused on the obstacles faced by women, but we feel it’s important to also look for the opportunities. In your view, are there opportunities that you see that women are particularly well positioned for?
Luckily, for the woman of today’s generation, we are fortunate that women’s voices are being heard on a much larger spectrum. For hundreds of thousands of years, a woman has had to keep quiet about struggles and challenges because our opinions were not valued. We have had so many woman pioneer new pathways for future generations of a woman to be able to make a difference in their community, voice their opinions in the workplace, and excel in career paths that were once male-dominated. The woman of today’s generation has become almost unstoppable. We can do anything that we set our minds to and that is a powerful thing.

Pricing:

  • Microlink sew-in extensions start at $450 plus the cost of hair.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1902. S. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75215
  • Website: www.BrittanyDeen.com
  • Phone: 818-415-0083
  • Email: goddesshairxo@yahoo.com
  • Instagram: goddesshairxo
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/goddesshairxo

Image Credit:
Moroccanoil Pro, Behind The Chair

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