Today we’d like to introduce you to Raylona Brown.
Hi Raylona, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I have always had a niche for hair. From some of my earliest memories, I remember playing in family member’s hair, creating looks that I thought at the time were so amazing. I remember distinctly I was five years old, I went to the beauty shop with my mom (I had never been in a beauty shop before) the smell of Marcel irons, relaxer and styling spray is something I will never forget. It was a refreshing aroma, like the most delicate fragrance! Strange, huh? I knew in that moment this is where I want to be. Even though my vision has evolved since that time doing hair is my first love.
I always knew I wanted my own salon/suite I never had a name for the vision. I brain stormed so many ideas over the years nothing ever “did it” for me but I’m reminded of Isaiah 60:22 when the time is right. April 13, 2018 one of the worse days of my life, my sister Kindrea’ Chara-Marie Brown was murdered. A few months later, I was filling out information for an ein. At the time, I didn’t have a location or desire for one. The application required a business name and it just came to me so quick in that moment- K’Marie. There was no second-guessing I knew that was the one.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No, it hasn’t. I think just keeping up with the demands of business have been difficult. Hair comes easy for me but the business aspect can be a challenge.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I consider myself a haircare professional. I’m an advocate for loving on your hair, giving it the nourishment it needs and treating it well. I provide more classic work! I love working with real hair and bringing it back to life but I’d say I’m known for my silk press skills. From the feedback I’ve received from clients, I’m known for listening. Hearing their desires, consulting with them and providing what’s best for the guest.
How do you think about luck?
Luck hasn’t played and role. I think everything happens for a reason.
- First time guest $120
- Klassic press $70
- Instagram: Theycallme_ray_
- Website: Www.styleseat.com/raylonabrown
Steven G- photo with BeKlassic