Why is it that when it comes to taking chances on ourselves - and our dreams - we sometimes hesitate? How do you work on confidently taking chances on yourself & WIN? Celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen shares her personal #dreamdriving story and talks why taking risks along your career journey will be pivotal to your success.
Ursula Stephen is often best known as the visionary hairstylist behind some of superstar Rihanna’s most celebrated look. Ursula's celebrity clientele includes Kerry Washington, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Laverne Cox, Keyshia Cole, and SZA, She has worked with top brands such as Vogue, W, ELLE, Rolling Stone, Gucci, DKNY, MAC, Cover Girl, and more. Ursula is a Unilever global haircare brand ambassador and the owner of Ursula Stephen | The Salon in Brooklyn.
Ursula takes us on her personal #dreamdriving journey which includes discovering her passion for hairstyling, booking her first celebrity clients, the "risks" she is happy she took throughout her career, navigating the beauty industry, and more.
SOME OF THE TOPICS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Ursula as a child + when she know she had a passion for hair
- Why knowing what you don't want to do is just as important as knowing what you do want to
- Why thinking long-term is a good thing
- Is college for everyone?
- How Ursula booked her first celebrity client
- The challenges of being a freelance artist
- Why success starts with being happy from within
- Nurturing relationships
- The "business" of hair
- The benefits of working with an agent
- The importance of delegating
- Turning accomplishments into BIGGER accolades
- How to use social media to keep your brand interesting
- The feeling of finally owning her own salon
- Why taking a chance on yourself is KEY
- Other areas of the beauty industry to explore
- The importance of passion
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