Today we’d like to introduce you to Mesha Milani.
Mesha, before we jump into specific questions about your business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Well, I am originally from Chicago IL, but I moved to the Atlanta area three years ago. I attended cosmetology school in 2006, at the age of 16. I did not take that as serious as I should have and consequently didn’t finish the program until 2013. I have always had a love for hair just didn’t know which way I wanted to go. I worked at Mario Tricoci Hair Salon where I choose to specialize in cutting, but I assisted in the color department. This is where I learned discipline.
In order to master a task, you must practice. I don’t believe in departmentalizing but it counters the idea of being a master of one thing. I am a master of healthy hair. Since being in ATL I have seen so many beautiful girls not care for their natural hair at all, and this is what has helped mold me into Mesha Milani (The gentle touch). I had a brief salon history at Jackson Bank, renamed Gregory Banks. My mentor is Darius Boone of SkyBoxx Studio. He has helped me navigate ATL, and prompted me to find my niche. MICRO LINKS! I have two wonderful children which were my motivation to start my own business. My son is autistic which poses other challenges in my home life but with the help and support of my husband, my business is still thriving.
I enjoy empowering women because, we are delicate, feminine, powerful beings and our hair is our crown. I want to nurture it and always make sure you feel as good as you look.
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?
The road to MeshaMilani has not been smooth. 4 IG deletions, 3 logo changes, 3 hair vendor changes, and 3 location changes. My son being diagnosed with autism caused me to take some time off and focus on getting him into an environment where he could learn and prosper. Being in Georgia with no family is lonely. My clients have become my family, I love them! They remind me that I am not alone and women have an obligation to adjust the crown on the next generation when needed. Nonetheless, here I am in my own suite, making my own rules this time. My support system back in Chicago is, in fact, one of a kind. Early morning facetime, prayers over the phone, even helping my eight-year-old with her homework via facetime. I am blessed!
We’d love to hear more about your business.
My company, Mesha Milani Studios is located in Fayetteville, GA. Most of my recent buzz has been micro links and wig units. Again, micro links are the most natural install trend right now. It’s a great way to wear extensions and still be able to access your scalp and not be constricted by braids or the tightness of thread. The girls live for a natural install. Sometimes less is more and with micro links, I concur. Micro links is a pretty cool technique for installing extensions. They work extremely well with all types of hair. But most importantly they look so natural.
I am proud to say I have a great client retention and word of mouth has been my greatest form of advertisement. My clients are allowed to express their wants and needs as well as their likes and dislikes. They also take into consideration my level of expertise, when I make suggestions. Which makes their experience at Milani Studios so much more enjoyable.
What sets me apart is that I offer a very intimate setting which ensures my clients have a great experience and get 1-on-1 attention.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was different than other kids. I am the oldest of four children so I feel I always displayed leadership qualities. I was opinionated yet soft-spoken. I have never liked the attention. I always loved the color black. I wrote poetry and songs. I wanted to be a singer or a fashion designer. Spice Girls was and is the best girl group, quote me.
- Micro Link Installation with Hair Included $500
- 12″-16″ Wig Unit with Construction $475
- Burmese Curly 12″-18″ – $100
- Address: Mesha Milani Studios
285 Glynn St S
Fayetteville GA 30215
- Website: MeshaMilani.com
- Phone: 7083682531
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meshamilani/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeshaMilani/
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/mesha-milani-studios-fayetteville?osq=mesha+milani+studios
Photo: Visual Sights
Makeup: Artistry By Bri