We had the good fortune of connecting with Chaniyia Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chaniyia, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Being an entrepreneur is a risk within itself; especially in the beauty and hair industry because so many people are in the field. A few risk that I took into consideration were relying on cash flow, not having a steady pay check, the market demand for my service, completion risk, balancing life and work as well as my health. Being consistent and original with my marketing has helped me overcome majority of these risk. The most important risk for me to overcome would have to be not having a steady pay check and relying on cash flow; being that I am the only person that works for me it gets scary at sometimes but it has worked out. Planning for the unexpected in life and in my career is extremely important to me until my business becomes a complete success.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In my opinion my personality and my ability to be an “people person” sets met apart from others. Along with my talent a lot of girls book just to meet and get the full “Chaniyia experience” as they say. I try my best to be extremely professional and easy going with my clients so that they are extremely comfortable with me. For the time that clients are siting in my chair I would like for us to feel like friends. For anyone out there that is reading this I would like for them to know that booking and receiving a service from me is an experience within itself; I ensure that everyone leaves my suite confident and happy with themselves and the way that they look.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Los Angeles is an exciting city and has great hot spots all over town. I particularly enjoy supporting any and every black business that I can so a few places that I would take a friend who is visiting would be “Fin & Feathers” in Marina Del Rey, “The District” in the Crenshaw District area as well as a new brunch restaurant by the name of “Cafe Industry” in the Culver City area in which one of my friends is the co founder and owner.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My friends are my ultimate support system; there would be not business to shoutout on this platform without them and their support. They all individually pushed me to start taking my talents as a hair stylist seriously and for that I am forever grateful. I never thought that I was talented enough to be in the industry and they ensured me that I was. Majority if not all of my first clients were my friends who I grew with over the years, styles that I thought I couldn’t successfully achieve they have let me try on them first and cheered me on the entire time. They are also always continuously promoting my business rather it be through social media or word of mouth.