Today we’d like to introduce you to Rosemary Osondu.
Rosemary, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve been a hairstylist for over 7 years now. Styling hair was something I picked up as a hobby when I was 15 years old. Growing up in a traditional Nigerian household where your parents expect you to be nothing less than a medical doctor, pharmacist, lawyer or even an engineer, it was difficult to pursue your passion. I attended the University of Texas in Arlington as a nursing major but made a 360 and graduated with a Bachelors in Marketing and Management to start the journey as an entrepreneur, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Fast forward, I have taken on being a hairstylist full-time here in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I wouldn’t say it has been an easy road. Self-doubt has been one of the biggest habits that have held me back from where I am today. There are times when you don’t have support from family and friends or even when your enemies have plotted your downfall. I’ve learned I must be confident in my craft and be my biggest cheerleader to get what I want out of my career goals! The best advice I would give to any young women who are on the route to start their own business or journey is to always have FAITH OVER FEAR. When you live by that motto, you’ll start to realize that fear is just the enemy trying to distract you from your end goal. Secondly, with God being the center of your life, what is meant to be in your life will definitely make its way to you. No need to question past situations on why things didn’t go as planned. It will all make sense one day I promise.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Rose Style Studio – what should we know?
I specialize in extensions, wigs, braids, custom color and promoting healthy hair. I’ve always been known for my flawless extension installs because my ultimate goal when playing with extension hair is to always make it look as natural as possible. Especially, if this can be done to protect heat damage with help from hair pieces. What makes me proud of my brand is how it was built up by myself. For my brand to have reach women all over the metroplex and reach influential women like Stacy Ike, Yvonne Orji, Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons are incredible. I give all the glory to God and only him. I would have to say what sets me apart from other stylists in the area is how versatile I am when it comes to different hairstyles. I just don’t specialize in 1 area but in 5 and counting. Weddings have always been something I’ve been interested in specializing as well so be on the lookout in the next 2 weeks!
So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
Doors have always been open in many career avenues for women. I feel like if a woman is willing to go into politics, medicine, education, sports or even entrepreneurship they must stay persistent in their purpose to accomplish whatever they set their mind on.
- Prices for services range from $50-$350
- Address: Salon Ivy 5510 Abrams Rd. suite 121 Dallas, Texas 75412
- Website: rosemaryosondu.com
- Phone: 214-382-6819
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosestylestudio/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosestylestudio/
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