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Meet Deanna Browley of RelaxShesNatural™️ in West Loop

Today we’d like to introduce you to Deanna Browley.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Deanna. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve always been a people pleaser, wanted everyone to be happy even if it cost my own. In my early adulthood, I attempted every major that people would suggest I do, for one of the two reasons… I was unsure of who it is I was and I wanted to make them happy. Finally, after many failed career attempts I was forced into my destiny, in “08” I was let go from the banking facility I worked at and 2 Days later I decided to enroll in Truman cosmetology program.

I completed the eighteen-month program and immediately took state board and passed! I jumped at the opportunity to work in a salon, but no one told me in order to be a successful in this industry patience is your best friend. RelaxShesNatural™️ is the rules example of purpose and destiny meeting, this has been a faith-based walk in which I decided to let God lead my way, he hasn’t steered me wrong, and never will!

Great, 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?
To quote the great Langston Hughes “life for me AINT been no crystal stairs” so smooth, absolutely not! Sometimes being impulsive can be a double edge sword, I learned the hard way that banks are not fond of startups especially those that statistically aren’t suppose to exist after two years.

It’s also imperative to have the right team, not just people to pay bills but those who believe in your vision and want to work with you to see it come to pass. A tough lesson I’m still learning is everyone’s intentions aren’t pure. Accept the journey not just the destination.

Please tell us about RelaxShesNatural™️.
RelaxShesNatural™️ Is my hair salon, where I too am a stylist. I specialize in healthy hair, and is known for having the “Best Silk Press In The Mid West” with the most creative vibrant customized colors! RelaxShesNatural™️ Is one of the most diverse natural hair salons in the world. The ultimate goal is to remove the limits off the face of the “Natural” woman. She’s in Corporate America, she’s in the Government, she’s in Entertainment, in the Operating room and here at RelaxShesNatural™ ️.

We strive to accommodate them all. Here we are apart of an independent sisterhood, I lift my stylist up and go over and beyond as a booth rental salon I do my best to make sure all the stylist are succeeding, quite frankly that’s an unheard of!

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory would have to be getting the particular baby doll. She was a California Rock-in-bopper, she did a dance where she literally rocked back and forth. She had the easiest hair! lol, I always curled it with my finger and she had really heavy bangs, a cut off sweatshirt and leggings. This memory resonates most with me because I didn’t I would get her because I decided to be the class clown right before Christmas.

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