While I originally thought my path would lead me to open my own in-home business, O'Naturale Natural Hair Salon, I knew to get my craft to the masses I had to pursue my dream and open my own salon. That period of time challenged me time and again but I jumped in with two feet and either had to sink or swim and boy did I learn some lessons! If there was an obstacle to overcome, I overcame it to get to where I am today! I spent about five years having doors close and new ones open, challenges in my own personal life with my family, time constraints, zoning and branding issues and being told "No" or "You can't do that" so many times that my faith was put to the test. But, I never gave up on my dreams. And guess what? My dreams become a reality this past year when I opened my own fabulous salon, The "natural hair" Haven Salon and Spa, LLC in Elkridge, Maryland where our vision is to be the forefront oasis for natural hair care through client education, product development, stylist edification, and therefore industry advancement.