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Mela Wright

Ever wondered how a passion for hair can transform lives and create a thriving business? Join us as we chat with the remarkable Mela Wright, founder of MW Hair Experience, who turned her teenage hustle into a celebrated career. Mela’s journey is a testament to resilience, from styling hair in high school to buy Jordans, to overcoming the hurdles of being a teen mom, and facing rejections from cosmetology schools. Hear how she graduated from Dudley Beauty College, mentored by a strict instructor who instilled the seriousness of her craft, shaping her into the professional she is today. Mela’s rebranding to MW Hair Experience highlights her dedication to personalized, holistic client care, especially through her new line of medical wigs designed to offer stylish, natural options for those in need.

Explore how Mela strategically grew her business through partnerships like Groupon and the power of social media in showcasing stunning hair transformations. She opens up about the challenges of client retention, the importance of creating comfortable and private client experiences, and her future plans in education and mentoring. Discover the evolving trends in hair extensions and the meticulous care required for maintaining wigs. Mela also shares valuable insights on staying focused amidst the distractions of a competitive industry and social media comparisons, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and nurturing one’s passion. Tune in for an inspiring episode filled with practical advice and motivational stories!

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