Occupation: Co-owner of Mia Bella Salon and Spa in Fruitland Park.
Describe yourself: Determined, honest, and kind.
Philosophy of life: I believe a kind and genuine heart can overcome anything.
Desired superpower: I would love to be able to read people’s minds.
Favorite hairstyle: It’s a tie between doing all my curly hair babes and offering all the boho and Viking braids. I am really proud that I can help women learn to love their curly hair and give them the skills to completely rock it on a daily basis. And doing braids is a way for me to release all of my creativity and allow people to feel like walking art.
I admire: My beautiful momma, Dawn Coulliette. My whole life I have looked up to her. She is a constant inspiration to me. She raised me as a single mother who worked three jobs at one time, put herself through school, and still found time to always make me feel so completely loved. I am the mother I am today because of her. I am the boss I am today because of her. I am the wife I am today because of her. She is the strongest, kindest, hardest worker you will ever meet. Plus, she is completely stunning inside and out.
Greatest career accomplishments: Within four years of opening Mia Bella, we expanded three times, have grown from a team of four to now 25, and landed contracts with corporations to travel and do hair in over 26 states.
Hidden talent: I can measure anything under 2’ just by sight, like down to the centimeter, which comes in handy when clients ask me to only cut off 2”. No worries, I got you.
Advice I’d give my younger self: You are going to have a lot of people who are not going to always see your heart or your intentions. They are not going to always understand why you do what you do. It’s like this: You can be the best blueberry pie ever, like super flaky, warm, and just the right amount of sweetness, but there are still going to be people out there who just don’t like pie, no matter how good it is. they only like cake. Girl, you’re not cake, so be that pie, and be proud