Our stylist focus today is Mayowa. We jammed Mayowa on a Facebook group, advertising very neatly finished braid wigs.
We decided to have a chat with him..
Hv. Let's meet you.
Mayowa: My names are Olagbaye Mayowa Sunday, a native of ondo state; a lagosian by birth..am 27, a hairstylist and a makeup artist..
Hv' How did you come into the hair business, What inspired you to do so?
Mayowa: My sister is a hairstylist, after my SSCE she brought me to a world of beauty, into hair making and with time I developed interest in hair making so I decided to go in to learn about it...
Hv: What's your background training?
Mayowa: My background traning is from a woman i.e my sister. she taught me how to make many types of hairstyles..so I learnt for 3years plus, to gain more experience and confidence..
Hv: What are your areas of specialization?
Mayowa: My areas of specialization are fixing and braiding hair, perm/setting, dreadlocs ..
Hv: Tell us about your clientele?
Mayowa: I have been having wonderful clients, they love my work cos I love what am doing..
I make their hair neat and nice so they introduce me to friends and family..
Hv: What do you love most about what you do?
Mayowa: I love my creativity, I love my job.. Cos the best way to do great work is to love what you are doing.
Hv: What's the role of creativity in what you do, how creative are you, and what are the things that inspires your creativity?
Mayowa: My creativity is based on my motivation and music inspires me more when am working, and a little zeal in my profession..
Hv: Where are you presently.. Location.
Mayowa: My present location is Lagos.. (Ikotun Egbe. Alimosho local govt)
Hv: What impact has being a stylist made in your life?
Mayowa: It has made a lot of impact in my life, I have done so many things with it and it has made me know more people with great minds..
Hv: How do your loved ones relate to the fact that you're a stylist?
Mayowa: My loved ones benefit from me, especially my sister's apprentices. They learn more from me and my family love me being a hairstylist so they benefit from me a little..
Hv: Any immediate future plans?
Mayowa: Haaa, my future plans. Well.. I'm planing to learn more, cos no one stops learning.. and to travel outside Nigeria to learn and work hard..
Hv: Share a secret with upcoming stylists
Mayowa: What I will say to them is to put God first, have a great mind, focus, concentration, ambition, and they should love what they are doing..
No womanising, no lies and they should be hard working. Cos "Gold is not found on streets, you have to Dig for it.."
Thanks and I appreciate you for this interview..