Today we’d like to introduce you to Myra Chapman.
Hi Myra, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My journey becoming a textured hairstylist began when I was a young girl. Being one of four girls in my household growing up, hair was a big deal. I was the hairstylist of the group. I was always playing in my hair or styling one of sisters hair. Never imagining I would become a hairstylist. As my personal journey into returning natural began, I started searching for a textured hairstylist. I felt there was a void in the industry and decided to be the change I wanted to see. That fueled my passion for hairstyling and haircare. I also enjoy educating my clients on how to return natural. Teaching self-love, patience and how to redefine their definition of beauty. After working at several salons, I knew styling textured hair was something I wanted to do full-time. I then decided to open my own salon. It has truly been an honor for someone to allow me to nourish their hair and create wearable art. It brings me joy seeing the impact my work has on others. Seeing the results of my work gave them so much confidence. It’s a feeling I find hard to describe at times.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has not been smooth one however it was worth the sacrifice. There were many challenges but rewarding. Especially being a mom and an entrepreneur. Making the transition from a 9-5 to fully embracing entrepreneurship to follow my passion. I did not want my other responsibilities to suffer just because I was starting a business. There were times I would ask myself am I making the right decision? Is this going to work? If I had to do it all over again would I make the same decision? My answer is always yes. Being an entrepreneur allowed me the flexibility I needed to be fully involved in my son’s schooling. It was important to me to be able to volunteer at his school and participate on the PTSA board, attend special events and be 100% supportive of his extracurriculars. Just being present was extremely important to me. Being an entrepreneur has taught me to be less focused on myself, give myself grace & have more compassion for others. See the beauty in the lessons and welcome the blessings. I want my son to know I was there for him even though my schedule and work hours were not traditional work hours. Sometimes the days were long. As an artist and entrepreneur, you don’t punch a clock. It’s literally from first client to last client. However, my advice is to do what you love, your passion will fuel your fire.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a Textured Natural Hair Artist. I provide hair services for the preservation of textured hair. I maintain the integrity of natural hair by styling in its natural state. The way it grows from the scalp. I teach my clients the proper way to care for their hair in between salon visits. I specialize in wash & wear curl sets, double strand twist styles, flat twist styles, locs and comb coil styles. I’m most proud of my determination to continue being an entrepreneur during life’s most difficult times. My journey in the natural hair industry and inspiring so many beautiful individuals to return natural and remain natural with my help and guidance. It is one of the best feelings.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
I am grateful for the collaborating opportunities I’ve received in the past. The natural hair community is filled with love, support and comfort. I’m excited to do more collaborations. Inquiries can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.naturallychicsalon.com
- Instagram: @naturallychichairsalon
- Facebook: @haircarebymyra
- Twitter: @haircarebymyra
- Youtube: Haircare by Myra
- Yelp: Naturally Chic Salon
- Other: Google Business-Naturally Chic Salon
J. Perk Productions-photographer Marguarite Adams-hair model