Meet Tameka, beauty salon owner and single mother. After having her daughter at the age of 14, Tameka knew that she needed to be better in order to provide for her child. She discovered her talent and love for hairstyling and wig making when she offered to braid someone’s hair and for a while, did that for a living.
But one day she received a piece of advice that set her on her way to owning her business: “Don’t waste your talent; start your own business.” From that moment, she was determined to make her dreams come true. For Tameka, every day is a new opportunity to work hard and to be better and there’s one thing that pushes her to keep going. “What drives my hustle every day is my family.”
Her beauty salon is named La Thallia, after her first daughter, who helped motivate her to be better. Her daughter was also the one who created an Instagram account for her. Through social media and WhatsApp, Tameka has seen her business grow and now has customers coming in from all over.
Because she is the main provider for her family, Tameka currently has no days off. There are no sick days, no vacations, and her hustle takes place from Monday to Monday. Tameka wants to set an example for her kids so they don’t have the same struggles that she did. That is why she hustles.
As her business continues to grow, so do her ambitions. Tameka dreams of a day when she will be able to teach others to master their skills so that they will be able to achieve everything she did. For now, she continues to hustle each and every day. “The future of the business looks good,” she asserts.
Hustle on with Flow, Tameka.
Let Tameka do your hair.
Visit her at @LathalliaBeautySalon