Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: Hello there gorgeous ladies! My name is Shanekia Bing and I am a hairstylist. I have also created my own hair care products line called Alirra.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? To be honest, my daughters inspired me to pursue the importance of proper hair care. I moved away to attend school and allowed someone else to take care of their hair. And my youngest daughter told the hairstylist that ( my mom could have did that hair style) and she hated it. Her hair was short damaged and very thin. I left school and came back home. Researched, prayed and researched again. Then Alirra was born from me being focused on the importance of balance and everything else just fell into place.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? My advice for someone pursuing a passion for hair is to first consider yourself as a client and what is the overall outcome or goal that you have for your hair. How can you take something that you already have and turn it into a successful business. You have to be driven by what you want to see come from the client and there hair because it’s a two part deal. Envisioning how you can transform a persons life with just one hair appointment.
Allowing them to feel the beauty inside first. That way they will continue to come back. And your work will speak volumes because people will always ask where did you get your hair done at or who did your hair. And they will tell because you already built that foundation in the client. What is the foundation? The self confidence that you have brought out of them through the talks you have had or by you greeting them with a “Great morning gorgeous “or “Girl you GLOWING” or you could have inspired them through what you as a person have evolved into. Because people are all watching. Sow seed of wisdom and prosperity into a client and your harvest will be abundance. Also as challenges may come you have to make sure that you are able to face them head on.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: Although I have faced many challenges the one that stands out the most. Is me not fully believing in myself. And that’s the honest truth. Self doubt. Allowing someone to confirm what I already felt about myself. Me telling myself in my head “ I can’t do this” and someone saying out loud “she ain’t gonna do it”. That self hate.
Not understanding that I can do all things through Christ Jesus point blank period. And allowing myself to just go through it “the process “ and allowing it to build me. Then realizing that I had to learn how to believe in myself and pray and speak greatness over my own life. Separating from people so I could fully heal from the inside. Putting myself first was a must. Focusing on what makes me happy and walking in forgiveness of my former self and other people who I allowed to hurt me.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018? As I move forward in my journey I am overwhelmed with excitement for the things to come. Expanding Sheshesworld LLC and Alirra Hair Care worldwide. Teaching others how to overcome fear and self doubt gracefully. Walking with wisdom and knowledge in every area of their life. Inspiring women and children to go after anything that they are passionate about and staying focused.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media? If you ever want some inspiration reach out to me on Instagram @sheshesworld4 or on Facebook:Nekbing Or you can always find me on my website: www.nekbing.com and we can chat there or you can purchase some of my amazing products and check out client reviews and there growth process.