Embracing My God Given Talent
My name is Yevonda "Squeaky" London, I am a native of Silas, AL. In a community called Shady Grove. I am a licensed cosmetologist and the owner of MzTrackmaster's Hair Studio in Gilbertown, AL. I can't say that as a child, I dream of being a hairstylist, to be honest I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up. As a young girl I was always combing in my hair and got good at it started doing my sisters hair and others as well, but it still wasn't something I desired to do as a career. I became a mother at a very young age, and the only thing I wanted to do was get an education to work and make money. After having so many dead end jobs, I decided this is not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I enrolled in medical school to pursue a career in the medical field as a medical assistant and phlebotomy. I graduated and started working at a hospital for a few years, but I still felt in my heart this wasn't for me. I yearned for more.
Once again, I enrolled in college, but this time, it was for cosmetology, and after three months, I dropped out. I felt like I wouldn't succeed at it, because there were already stylists established in the area. After that I enrolled back in college to pursue a career in X-Ray, I graduated, but the yearning for hair kept surfacing. I told myself "okay, I'm going to try this hair thing, one more time". I fell in love. I stuck it out and I begin to become great at it. I built up my clientele at school, and after graduating. After graduation my clients followed me to my salon. I knew in my heart this is what God wanted me to do. It makes me so happy to groom ladies, and make them feel beautiful. What I have is a God given talent. It wasn't taught, and I grateful to God everyday. Becoming a hairstylist changed my life for the better and there's no place I'd rather be. I never thought in a million years, that I would be successful in the hair industry. I know that God is still not done with me. I give all the praises to Him, because none of this would be possible! When everyone else doubted me, God kept me, and I never gave up. He stayed by my side through it all and is still here. I can go on and on about how amazing God is because when you look at me, you're looking at a miracle. When you look at my success you're looking at the work of God and He gets all the credit.
To my clients: I love you guys with all my heart and without God, and you guys there would be no "MzTrackmaster". Thank you all...!!!!
To the young ladies that are considering becoming an hairstylist: "Go for it" Just remember to keep God first and always remain humble, and you will succeed. GOD BLESS!
You can view images of some of her work below: