Our next Glow Sis Glow feature is a young lady I have known for many moons. We are always connected by our passion for entrepreneurship. Roshi is a woman of many talents and dominates in her field. Be inspired by the Pretty Hustler and her journey through entrepreneurship.
We love the Pretty Hustler Movement! Tell us your story that transpired into this amazing journey?
I was working at a salon where I did multicultural hair. The owner asked me to stop doing the Caucasian women’s hair so the environment became intolerable for me. I then decided to branch off and start my own mobile beauty business. I called it The Pretty Hustler To Go. People would always call and ask to speak to The Pretty Hustler; so that’s who I became.
You are a person who does a little bit of EVERYTHING!! Explain to our readers how you were able to focus on a talent and market that skill.
I had to be really honest with myself about what I was good at. Not just average but something that set me apart. I then had to incorporate my business and marketing knowledge. Without this particular skillset, my process would be mediocre at best. Honestly, I was thorough about what brought me the most peace.
What advice would you give others who may have many different talents and are trying to break out into the industry?
You have to find your lane and stay in it. I used my talent as an artist to fuel something I loved which was the beauty industry. It’s cool to have multiple talents but the specialty is what keeps you relevant. Break your goals down into small tasks. A solid foundation that drives revenue will support your other endeavors.
There is very stiff competition in your industry. How would you describe your journey as a small business owner in such a competitive market?
It’s definitely had its share of cut throats moments. But at the end of the day you just have to remember the first thing you sell is yourself. Everyday I remember that I’m selling myself. It keeps me grounded and relatable which is what it takes to build a loyal clientele
Can you tell us about a time in your life where you faced a major obstacle that turned into a lesson well learned?
I wouldn’t say I have a one time. I’m learning as I go. Some hiccups were bigger than others but that’s all apart of the journey.
Here at Twisted. Curly. Cool. we thrive on inspiration from others. Tell us some of your favorite women and how their stories inspire you.
Madame CJ Walker because of course she is a pioneer in this industry. She’s the OG Hustler lol. I’m inspired by people like Erykah Badu because she makes a living being exactly who she is.
Do you have a favorite quote that empowers you? If so, how do you apply this quote to your journey?
My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions- eartha kitt
I have to be who I am without fear, that’s what’s keeps me at the top of my game.
We want to hear more about you. Are there any future projects from the Pretty Hustler our readers should be looking out for? How can our readers contact you for more information?
I want to get my Hustlers some merchandise and workshops out. Classes are also being setup so that I can start to train other artists. All of my contact information is on my website; ThePrettyHustler.com .
Do you have any final words of inspiration?
Nothing changes if nothing changes. Get up everyday with a purpose and your business will always be successful. Life is too short not to go for it!
Xoxo, The Pretty Hustler