We had the good fortune of connecting with Lawanda Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lawanda, why did you pursue a creative career?
I pursued an artistic career because one, its truly a part of me. I have always been an creative individual. I could literally draw things and it looks exactly like the original copy. When I was eight years old I realized that art was one of my gifts and talent that I actually love. It was a passion that I understood that only God can give one.
However, as I continued throughout school from elementary to senior high I was involved in advance art classes in which I had no clue that it would open up doors for me to become creative with hair. Moving forward it was at the age of twelve that I started doing hair and creating my own spin on my clients. With no back ground of doing hair or license to do hair, I always seemed to create a new style and my clients would love it. Which then propelled me to attend Lindnsey Hopkins cosmetology program in 2000, in which I graduated and became a Certified Cosmetologist.
Meanwhile, I decided to further my education as Master Cosmetologist, graduating from Aveda Institute in 2018. I also opened three Salon’s over the years and one is currently successful running accordingly. I am the the CEO of Styles Bu Lawanda Llc located in North Miami Beach. FL. Our salon offers micro blading, mink lashes, custom wigs, makeup and much more. I am an Author of Prayer Moves Mountains which can be found on Amazon.com.
Currently I am the Pastor of Intentional Empowerment Center. I attend Liberty University and these are some areas of my life that expresses other parts of my creativity. Today I understand that all of my creativeness was tied to my predestine purpose; designed for that which God had prepared for me. Lastly, being artistic and creative is definitely a gift that has been rooted on the inside of me from birth. Moreover, that’s really the reason why I pursued this career, I believe that I was called to it.
What should our readers know about your business?
The name of my business is Styles By Lawanda Llc. We are located in the North Miami Beach, Fl area. What sets our business apart from others is that we create an atmosphere of peace, we give complimentary water, wine, or a snack and stand behind our work. We are appointment only which gives the clients that sense of personal one on one type of privilege. I am most proud of how we be in business for over six years and is excited about how we conduct business in a professional manner.
Our business have thrived thus far by faith, putting in the work, praying and making wise strategic moves. Although it was not easy, it was challenging at times. We overcame the challenges by not giving up, praying and being consistent. Meanwhile, we’ve learned not to make sudden decisions, how to budget, save, and how to up sale and prevent bad business moves or decisions, which were lessons we’ve learned along the way. However, I would want the world to know that I am the business woman I am today because I took all the mistakes I made along the way as a lesson learned.
Also keeping the faith and pressing my way. My story is no different from any other successful business owner who believed until their belief became an reality.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Hi will take them to dine at Ruth Chris, Sugar on Brickell, Tap 42 if it’s a game night. If it’s something simple to eat Taco Tuesday. For fun Parasailing, Banana boat riding, painting with a twist, horse back riding, comedy show and bowling.
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?
I will like to recognize the Lord first and foremost. My mom and my dad for bringing me into this world. I would like to give a shout to my children and my baby sister. Who are my number one supporters. To five very special spiritual leaders that have impact my life in many different ways.
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A Metro Production is the Photograper for the photos in the pink dress and the multi color dress.