Today we’d like to introduce you to Abra McField.
Hi Abra, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I was born as a creative vessel into a dysfunctional family. I loved singing, dancing, and acting but the hair was my outlet. I picked it up so naturally and effortlessly. As I got older and my parents separated at the age of 10, my creativity was stripped from me and replaced with sports because my mother felt it was the only way I could get a college scholarship and it was also a way to keep me healthy because I emotionally ate my way to chubbiness trying to manage the separation from my father.
I did get the scholarship in track and field and once I graduated from college, I was forced to re-evaluate who I was and so I started on a search for self-discovery. Having a baby on my own played a major part in this. I was forced to grow up fast. I discovered many things; one being that it would be incredibly hard to work a 9 to 5 because my creativity was desperately wanting to be set free.
I started to think about something I could do on my own to survive and it took me quite a bit of time to think of hair. I guess that is because I did not see it as a “career” but I decided that I could make it into a career. Your decision today always dictates your future and I decided to quit and begin the journey of entrepreneurship.
That one decision is how I ended up where I am today.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Entrepreneurship was by no means a walk in the park. I struggled massively on my own more so because I was a single mother trying to figure that out as well. The start of it was not the worst. I did struggle but the tornado did not come until I decided to take my talents to another city.
There is when I was really faced with some life-threatening issues such as homelessness. I spent three days in the care with my two boys who were 1 and 5 years of age at the time and it felt like an entire year. I then got desperate and called a random stranger off of Craiglist to rent one of their rooms even though I did not have the money to do so. I struggled with depression, guilt, self-doubt, and many other feelings that did not serve me so I decided to move back to St. Louis.
Just as I got over that battle, the internal fear of failing like that again took over and as a result, I worked inhumanly. I worked 16 hours a day every day of the week except for Sunday. My boys were left at daycare, aftercare, and aftercare so that I could get myself into a position where I would never take my babies through that again. What I found out the hard way is that this system did not work either. I ended up being hospitalized for a few months unable to be a mother at all or work. This was a wake-up call
Since then, I developed systems that would allow me to work less but make more money. I leveraged my talents to set up systems that would give other hairstylists opportunities to win as well. This created the freedom I so desired and needed in my life from all of the years of just working myself to near death.
I was able to retire from behind the chair to share my gifts with the world and now run a profitable online business while still maintaining my brick and mortar where I have other stylists continuing to make an impact in the lives of many women.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am licensed cosmetology, hair loss practitioner, and an American Medical Certified Trichologist. A trichologist studies the hair and scalp as well as diseases and disorders surrounding it that cause hair loss. I really love to empower women about the science of hair so they can make the decisions that best serve their hair loss issue or hair growth journey
I own a thriving salon that has been operating since June 1016. We are known as the Hair Growth Capital of the world. I started a hair growth product line that is really helping people all over the world struggling with hair loss and even women who are not struggling with hair loss but who just want longer or thicker hair.
I developed an online course called “Sew Into Riches” where I provide licensed cosmetologists with my trade secret sew-in system technique that helps them provide a premium hair growth protective style service to their customers as well as allow them to build clientele, increase their income and live the lifestyle they truly want to live. I have over 1000 proven hair growth testimonies to date as well as hundreds of videos with high emotion hair growth reveals from my customers.
I started a hair extensions premium line offering quality hair extension experiences to women all over the world
I also self-published a book called “Poor Hair Rich Hair” which shares my story of being homeless and exactly how I was able to build a million-dollar empire so they can adopt the same methodology for their careers and lives. Both of my courses are designed to help new or stuck hairstylists launch or revamp their careers the profitable way; resources we don’t usually have in the beauty industry
What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
What I like most about our city are the culture, humor, and strength.
What I like least about our city is the segregation, crime, and lack of opportunity given but the corporate/lending high uppers.
- Hair Growth Products $25 – $299
- Hair Services $65 – $1000
- Courses $497 – $1997
- Hair Extensions $100 – $500
- Hair Loss Examination/Treatment $199 – $1000
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.akhairandhealing.com
- Instagram: @akhairandhealing
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AKHairandHealing
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AKHairHealing
Allen B. and Lance Omar Thurman