Today we’d like to introduce you to Nature Williams-Harkins.
Hi Nature, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I like to say it all started with a very traumatic experience I was put in.
I lost someone very close to me (@Longlivejalanifaith). During this time, I became very lost and unsure of what it was I wanted to do with my life moving forward. I knew I had to find an outlet to make myself happy again so I decided to start braiding hair. It was something I knew I would be good at if I really put the work in.
I reached out to people who I felt could help me best and I began to excel faster than many others would. At this point, it has become a talent and my job. I saw how good the money could be so I really start trying to stay consistent and learn anything new. Not only did I find a passion for braiding, but I also began to model.
Now, this is where I really found myself. Modeling was very random for me but many of my family members also told me growing up “I can see you on the cover of a magazine “. Of course, I took it lightly until I was old enough to see for myself that I had more than enough potential. I began to reach out to whomever I felt could point me in the right direction to get myself out there.
I start going to casting and I was immediately accepted. It was an amazing feeling to hear all the great things random people saw in me that I didn’t see in myself. From that moment forward my confidence level was sky high. It was nothing that could bring me down. I feel amazing on the inside and I just would like to say to anyone out there feeling down.
YOU ARE STRONG AND YOU CAN BRING YOURSELF OUT OF ANY DEPRESSION OR DOWNFALL IF YOU JUST TRUST AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a rocky road getting to where I am today.
I would say the biggest struggle, so far has been getting clients being that Saint Louis has so many good hair stylists. You have to really get out there and network to bring the people to you.
I also think modeling my biggest bump in the road I’ve had is knowing what shows are worth your time, and what people to work with.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a hairstylist specializing in braiding and inspiring models. I am known for always being available when another braider cancels on a client.
When it comes to modeling a lot of people remember my fierce face, and a straight walk nothing extra just giving a straight runway. That is what sets me apart from many others as well.
I don’t want to be cute I want the garments sold. I try to also remember that it’s not about me.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Remain humble and strong no matter what is being brought to take me down.
- Knotless braids ($130-$300)
- Stitch braids ($100-$250)
- Kid styles ($100)
- Men’s styles ($45-$85)
- Website: https://naughtybyerutan.square.site/
- Instagram: @Erutanthemodel_ and @_naughtybyerutan_
- Facebook: Naturee Williams
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