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Meet Kerri Taylor

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kerri Taylor. 

Hi Kerri, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Well about 11yrs ago while attending Nashville State Community College for business management suddenly my grandmother became ill, I stop attending to help care for her. She became ill shortly after she retired everything was happening so fast. Her illness got the best of her and she passed away. I was devastated, time went by and I knew I needed to get my butt back in school because I knew she would want me to finish. We’ll all I could think about was her not being able to take the trips and enjoy the life she deserved after she retired, all I could think about was her working all those years and not being able to just enjoy the fruits of labor after retirement, although she loved her job as a teacher. I think that made me more angry than anything and made me have a different outlook on life. So, I choose to make the rest of my life the BEST of my life. I knew then I needed to change my career path to what I enjoy doing the most which was hair, the love for hair started at an early age, growing up I would watch my grandfather cut hair, his siblings, or someone in the neighborhood almost every day not to mention my grandmother pressed my hair out every Saturday night and prepped me for Church the following morning, so has I grew older I started styling my own hair because from watching them I knew I had it down and packed. I then would return the favor to my grandmother and did hers and my friends. 

Later on in life, I decided to embrace the passion I have for hair and help change the world with the gift I felt I had. I started cosmetology school in 2010 while there I grew to love natural hair. I loved how women felt once they got up out the chair. Any stylist knows natural hair can be very challenging at times, but I feel in love with it, the results I gave kept them coming back and I knew then exactly where I needed to be, but as the years went by, I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere. Being in a city where wearing extensions and braids are a thing, I still kept going and riding my own wave anyhow. I knew there would be people still needing my services. I remember a friend telling me to stay strong and get inspired that motivated me even more. 

Fast forward I started investing in myself. I would take all kinds of classes anything pertaining to the health of hair, Finally, after a lot of praying for a change because I needed to grow even more. God led me to my mentor her name is Jasmine known as Atlanta hair doctor. She really taught me more about fruits and aloe that are very beneficial to our scalp and hair. She gave me hope and put that fire under me. Thanks to her I feel more empowered to help heal people’s scalp issues naturally. I know my assignment. 🙂 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road has been very challenging. I’ve struggled trying to balance a 9-5 run a business all while being a wife and mother at home. That alone is enough for me, but regardless of what obstacle was thrown at me I still managed to keep showing up and remained strong, all still while catering to my clients. I’ve been blessed to have a cliental that understands my life. I’m very consistent and determined and I know that struggles don’t last always and that’s what keeps me going. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a licensed Cosmetologist but known as a healthy hairstylist. I’m the owner of Hair Therapy Beauty Lounge located in Goodlettsville, Tn. I specialize in healthy hair and believe in a good solid foundation which is our scalp. There are a lot of people in the world who suffers from all types of hair loss issues. I help heal the scalp using organic fruits (all kinds) and aloe. There are a lot of benefits using such and have been used for healing for many years, I also offer scalp detox and stimulation treatments. I educate my clients on the importance of how a proper diet is key. Hair is like a flower and you must feed it the proper nutrients in order to grow. Then we’ll discuss a hair regimen. I’ve had majority of my client for years and they all have beautiful hair. I offer one on one service always. That alone sets me apart from others. 

What matters most to you?
What matter to me the most is family and making sure I set an example especially for the younger generation while paving a way. So, I must stay consistent and complete my mission because there is way more to come. And at the end of the day, I want them to say well if my mom, aunt, or she can do it, well so can I. 🙂 

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