About DeAndra Giselle
This Is How My Story Began
Hi! I am DeAndra Giselle hairstylist, makeup artist, and entrepreneur. Like some of you being a hairstylist is my second career. I originally went to school for Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in business marketing. In my mind I was going to be a successful business woman, owning my house, and making 6 figures by the time I was 25. Instead I was laid off, living with my parents, and depressed about life.
Finally Finding Myself
After a pep talk from my Mom, encouragement from friends and family I decided to go to cosmetology school. If I am really honest with myself that is what I always wanted to do. When I was 9 years old there is a picture of me pretending to style my father's hair. I pin curled my grandma's hair almost every Saturday in my teenage years, and in high school I almost missed prom doing hair and makeup for my friends. The writing was on the wall since I was a little tot!
However I was directed in another path because I was told hairstylist don't make money, there is no retirement plan in this field, or cosmetology isn't a real career. Well, I am here to tell you that isn't true. After 10 years of being in the industry I am making 6 figures, saving for my retirement, have a large clientele, and I am coaching hairstylist on how to become 6 figure hairstylist.
What Inspires Me
I absolutely love what I do because I am part of the empowerment process for women and beauty entrepreneurs. I have the privilege of being involved in weddings, proms, milestone birthdays, red carpet events, and increasing self esteem. I am able to share my knowledge with my fellow beauty entrepreneurs and see their business flourish and that makes me burst with happiness.
My career has become what I want it to be and much more because I didn't follow what people had to say.
Now that I said my story I want to leave you with one of my favorite quotes.
Don't downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny."