We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryhannon Natale and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryhannon, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk has been involved in almost all of my life changing decisions. It has played a significant role in my personal life and my career in business. In my personal life, the biggest risk I have taken was moving across the country, to Miami, to be with a man that I was head over heels for. The decision was simple for me to make, because I loved him so much, but I was aware that there was risk. I had never even visited Miami but I wanted to be with him. That was 4 years ago and I am more in love with him than ever before. He has also been such an inspiration fo rme. That decision changed my life and then led me to my next risk but in business. I decided to open a salon only 6 months after moving here. I still didn’t know anyone at this point. I had all odds against me and expenses were going to be high right off the bat with no guarantee I was going to even have clients. I didn’t have friends and family to help spread the word and come support me. I just had to do it and try to be the greatest. I started with the basics and I started an Instagram. I did hugely discounted services and even free services. I just wanted to get people in my salon so that I could show them the quality of service I was going to give as well as the experience that I love to deliver. It worked. My clients would be so happy with their services and experience that they would share my information with friends and family and it started to grow. Word traveled and my business grew. In just a year I had roughly 150 clients and moved my salon to a store-front location in the beautiful city of Miami Springs. I just celebrated year 3 in business and am days away from the launch of Nude Wax Co.’s all skin care line. This risk has just snowballed into many other opportunities and I just couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve always seen a risk that I am taking as more of a challenge. I faced it head on. My mentality was to give it my all, like everything depended on it. Success was the only option.
What should our readers know about your business?
At my waxing salon I specialize in female body waxing, lash lift and brow design. If I had to choose what sets me apart from others, I would say the constant dedication to my clients and their satisfaction. I go to great lengths to provide them the best results with their services, the best deals as a thank you for their patronage and I am always open to ideas that they have and requests of things they’d like to have or see in the salon. I had a huge request for post waxing products and made that happen. This is an all-natural skincare line using the best high quality ingrdients with so much natural benfit. It had been something I had wanted to introduce for a very long time but knowing they wanted it was even more motivation. Now we are just days away from these products launching and I am so proud. Owning your own business is no way a smooth road but if you are adaptable you can learn along the way. I had to work so hard to get to this point and to get to where I want to be, it’s going to require even more. There were days I made no money, a lot of those days actually. I remember feeling like it was getting better when I was at least seeing one client every day. It’s about continually planting the seeds. You don’t dig up the seed every day to see if it’s grown you just keep going everyday giving your all and you’ll eventually reap the rewards of all that work, mama taught me that. It’s just important not to keep looking back unless it’s to just admire how far you have come.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting, we’d have to clear the week just for food experiences! That’s totally our thing! First stop, coffee at Cali Coffee in Hollywood. They seriously give top of the line customer service and have so many amazing drinks on their menu. They are worth the drive North! Next, breakfast! I’d have to say my favorite breakfast places are Another Broken egg in Pines and The Tavern in Miami Beach. Some great lunch or dinner spots that have awesome drinks too are are Cantina La Veinte in Brickell, and Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale. I also love The Taco Shop in Hialeah, Lime in Doral and well anywhere else that will give me a bean and cheese burrito! I am still new to living by a beach so I don’t think of going as often as I should but I love Sunny Isles where its pretty quiet and South Point – such beautiful views.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My story would never be quite like this if it wasn’t for 2 very special men in my life. They deserve so much credit. I will start with my son, Hendrix, the littlest man. Many could probably relate that having a child changes your life, and so he did. Hendrix is such a light and constant motivation. Before him, I was more of a starter and not as much of a finisher. Since he came into my life, I was able to really work on follow through. There is nothing like the fire under you when your children are watching. I wanted to show him anything was possible in this life and even at 5 years old, he knows he can do or be anything. I continue to strive for success and bettering myself in all the ways that I do to help show him the way. The second man, my boyfriend and best friend. He deserves so much recognition, in so many ways. He has been such a grounding force in my life and I continue to learn from him daily. I look up to him and aspire to be even a fraction of who he is. He is a true patriarch. Day in and day out, since the day I met him, he continues to show up for me and help in any way he can. His consistency and love supported me in my evolution to becoming the woman I am and pushes me toward the woman I want to be. I could never thank him enough.