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Conversations with Lateissa Rue

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lateissa Rue.

Hi Lateissa, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve had a passion for braiding hair since I was 12 years old. I always dreamed of myself owning my very own Beauty Salon. after I graduated High School. I ended up going to college to become a CMA after graduating from College I worked in the medical field for 7 years all still while doing hair as a hobby on the side. It was like magic one day I woke up and decided I’m going to quit my CMA job to pursue a career in the beauty industry as a Licensed Braider.

Of course, I was afraid, nervous, and anxious but most importantly I was hopeful that it would all work out. Once I took my leap of faith I successfully held my own in the career field for 3 years all while being consistent and persuasive. Touched By Teissa Braid Braid Studio had completely taken off and I’ve been successfully rising since then.

After three years of working amongst myself. I decided I wanted to expand and build a salon Team. By Year 4 I found a building and opened up Salon Inspirations with a partner of mine. Here I 6 years later. not only am I a successful Licensed Braider but I’m now a Salon Owner of “salon Inspirations” a Braid instructor who Teaches several different Types of braid classes and a Mentor of other fellow upcoming Braiders.

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?
Of course like many other entrepreneurs I struggled. one of my biggest struggles was gaining consistent clientele. however, I never gave up. I used all social media platforms to network, I put flyers and cards in many different store locations. I even offered free services so Id have a walking advertisement

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a Licensed Master Hair Braider who works under my Own Brand “Touched By Teissa Collection LLC” I am also the Salon Owner of Salon Inspirations located in North Charleston, SC. I specialize in all hair Braiding Types. I am most known for my perfection in Tribal Style Braids and Stitch Braids.

I am most proud of myself for every area of growth as it pertains to an entrepreneur. What sets me apart from others is my eye for perfection, my creativity, and my passion to teach others the Art of Braiding Hair

What do you like and dislike about the city?
What I love Best about our City is the cultural Talent that surrounds us and inside of us. What I like least about our city is the fact that we are overlooked

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