Today we’d like to introduce you to Challis Aubre’ .
Hi Challis, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Being a hairstylist is a family talent; my mom did roller sets in the kitchen. My aunt and a few cousins were hairstylists when I was a child. And my brother took an interest in barbering. I didn’t take hairstyling very seriously until I realized finding a job I loved would be hard to obtain. Once realizing I had amazing skill, I began to braid only. After a bad breakup in 2008 with an ex who said I’d never amount to anything, I was determined to prove him wrong. I felt God knew that From Virginia to Baltimore would be my path. I began my career full-time and discovered additional talent in men’s hair replacement systems, which led me to open my salon. “The Challis Aubre’ Salon.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Not at all. I struggled with starting over here, establishing myself, and getting my name out there. I wasn’t licensed And was working as a receptionist at a salon as well s going to school. I was all alone in a new city. I was heartbroken, but I was ambitious. I struggled to make ends meet, so I sacrificed my schooling to work full-time and began an apprenticeship at the salon, which was the beginning of my career in Baltimore.
Thanks – so, what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a full-time hairstylist and salon owner. I own “The Challis Aubre Salon,” Located in the heart of Baltimore. I specialize in hair replacement systems that cater to clients suffering from hair loss, cancer, hereditary, or generational hair loss to clients with alopecia. The premise of my clientele is males, but I have a clientele of females as well! I’m very proud of the foundation that I have made. It has allowed me to open my salon and gain a huge name of recognition for myself in the city. I never anticipated having my own business. But God had other plans. I am proud to have a large yet consistent clientele who has allowed the salon to be open for four years now, And also survive the pandemic!
We all have different ways of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success means living your dreams. Doing everything you sought to do and never giving up. Most people equate success to being financially content. As long as you love what you do, you’ll never go broke! But I see success as enjoying what you do and the finances you gain from your skill.
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