I met Ashleè many years ago. She’s actually my cousin, lol. I’ve been watching her over the years and she is an inspiration to say the least. She is the epitome of a self-made business woman and entrepreneur, and here’s why.
First things first, tell the readers a little about you.
I’m a Queen in every aspect. I’m a black woman with 2 small, but large, businesses owner and a work in process.
What made you want to go into business for yourself?
I was on a job working, got tired of being treated unfairly, working long tiring hours never any time for myself or family, so I began to think, is this what I want to do for the rest of my life? I immediately started saving money and then I resigned. I enrolled in school and started working my business around my schedule. I promoted and worked very hard at branding myself. I went 7 years and put myself through school and earned 2 degrees in the process.
I know you do hair, cater and studied law. What else do you do?
I would like to get into counseling soon. I am also getting into interior designing (Home decorating), but I pray, love, curse, fuss, live, laugh, meditate, scream, cry, workout, travel and I regroup.
Why so many endeavors at once?
If you look around, we as a society are always revolving to change. I stay busy because it’s very hard to “adapt” in a society that is constantly changing. So I was raised to keep irons in the fire: when one gets hot you can brand, and when that one cools the next is ready, but it’s all a process.
Do you plan to expand any of your businesses? If so, which one and how?
Yes I do, working on that now and it’s such a process. Glam Hair Divas is in the process of being revamped. It will now be called Glam Hair Premium Extensions. Renaming the company because I am “retiring” from doing hair, but focusing on selling our hair line of bundles, closures, frontals, and our premium high density wigs.
Where did the names Glam Good Catering and Glam Hair Divas come from?
The names came from my lifestyle. People look at how you appear, admiring the materialism, seeing I’m always on the go, dressed up, traveling,et. It appears to be a Glamorous lifestyle, not knowing it’s not an easy job but you work hard at doing what you do. I grew up in a small town that is growing rapidly. I love glitz. What is glitz without Glam? I actually had several other names but Glam stuck, so glam it is. That’s where the names came from. Lol
What is your ultimate goal as far as being a chef, stylist, and lawyer, or is there just plans for one?
The ultimate goal is to be secure. I’m getting older, business is always business but I am ready to focus on long term goals such as love and a family. But before all that takes place business has to be in order. I know I said in a previous question, I would be retiring from doing hair but I will always be a stylist. I will still be taking appointments when needed but my focus/passion has been planted in Its Glam Goood Catering LLC: owning a family owned and operated business.
As a little girl, is what you’re doing now what you had dreamed of doing? What were/are some of your other dreams, if any?
Naw. As a kid you we always dreamed of being grown. Not knowing what being grown was all about..lol..you know we couldn’t wait to be grown but it’s days I swear I wish I was still a kid. When I had not a worry or care in the world. Being a spoiled brat and living for free..lol
As a kid, I think I wanted to be a pretty girl. I wanted to be like the girls on Clueless: Stacey Dash..lol
Do you have any projects coming up?
Yes, I have a vision board mixer coming up Sunday July 29th and a networking Mixer coming up Sunday October 14th.
What is some advice you can give to other women wanting to be a Boss Lady?
Keep God 1st, remain humble, stay focused, be productive, and always be a blessing when you can.
Is there anything else you want to mention?
Yes, please follow us on instagram: itsglamgooodcatering
Where can people find you?
Facebook: Its Glam Goood Catering LLC
IG: ITS GLAM GOOOD CATERING