I will start by thanking GOD ALMIGHTY. He has been good to me. I always pray before starting work at the shop and pray for all my clients and the Lord Almighty has been a strong backbone to my success.
I say a big “thank you” to all clients of Bukola Braiding & Beauty Supply. It’s been a great pleasure working with my clients.
Even though hair braiding was not a profession studied, I have been able to meet wonderful people during the course of this great profession. I had the privilege to meet women, men and children from all works of life. I have also been able to learn a lot chatting with my clients.
I have had the privilege to work with Africans, African-American, Asian, Caucasian and Native American. I do some things with my clients, for example, I watch TV Shows with them, we comment on the shows, talk about what we like or don’t like about a particular show. One TV Show my regular clients are sure of watching when their appointment is in the morning is Wendy Williams Show that comes on FOX 9 at 11am. In fact, some did not know about this show until they began to come to Bukola Braiding. And they tell me how they get hooked on Wendy’s Show at home because they saw it at the shop. Another popular one is the Judge Judy’s Show. In fact, we mimic Judge Judy when watching and talking about her show. She is such an entertainer.
There are others such as talent shows like America’s Got Talent and American Idol that come on during various seasons of the year. A very important show they sometimes get to watch with me is the Imprisoned Show, which comes on Comcast Cable Channel 14 in Spring Lake Park. It is a show dedicated to educate the public about human trafficking. My clients contribute immensely knowingly and unknowingly to this show. As the producer of this show, I do not have any means of funding other than from what I am paid from my clients who come to braid their hair. I use some of the revenue from hair braiding to produce the show. You might wonder how? Well, equipment and the studio is free because it is produced at one of the Public Access TV, North Metro TV in Blaine but I have to pay for other items such as tapes, blank DVDs, award plaque, refreshments for volunteer crew members, transportation and other few miscellaneous. I will like to chip in a request here, if you are in the Twin Cities and you want to help Imprisoned Show, come to braid your hair at Bukola Braiding.
I feel at home working with my clients and I enjoyed watching them feel at home with me as we work together to enhance their beauty with braids. It might interest you to know that some of my clients have particular styles that they come in to do. Sometimes, I am able to encourage them to do a different style that will still bring out their stunning beauty. During such “conversion” process, I put my “ass” (pardon my profanity) on the line and promise to redo the hair if they are not satisfied. In fact, I encourage them to go home and come back if they are not feeling the style. So far, I must say that I have not had any one come back to say they did not like the change.
I strive to make sure my clients are satisfied with their service so I keep my mind open to redo my clients’ hair if they are not satisfied with the job done.
Some are even like family members. Sometimes, they just to say hello to me and check on my wellbeing. They have encouraged me and I have done the same to them. Some will call when they feel downcast believing that their spirit will be uplifted as soon as I talk to them, which usually happens.
I have worked with great kids. Some kids who come to my shop just fill me up with joy inside. They are respectful, patient and just darlings. It’s not that I have not had challenging kids, but in this article, I will like to commend those kids who do not make my work a misery. If you think some kids are challenging, wait until you see some adults who make you want to leave your job and look for another. I am also not paying attention to those. I am writing to say a BIG Thank You to all my wonderful customers in the past and upcoming years. God bless you all. It’s been a wonderful experience.