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Meet Elon Davis of The Hair Ministry in Mission Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elon Davis.

Elon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As a little girl, I always loved doing hair – whether it was my dolls, my friends, my parents, and of course myself. I always found a way to do someone’s hair no matter where I was. My mom’s best friend owned a hair salon, so I spent a lot of time there growing up. After trying to explain to my mother that I wanted to go to Harvard to study cosmetology she of course laughed and told me that I should go to college and study business and entrepreneurship so I could one day own my own hair salon. I agreed and decided to go to Bethune Cookman University on a full academic scholarship to study business. I then went on to receive my cosmetology license from Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers. Since receiving my license, I have been traveling all over the country services clients as a mobile Hair Stylist. I decided to call my business The Hair Ministry because I believe that my abilities as a hair stylist are a gift from God. I was taught that we should use our giftings as a ministry and to ultimately spread the love of God. This is exactly what I do with The Hair Ministry. The Hair Ministry is more than just a hair experience, it’s a divine appointment. Every client is treated with special care holistically. We provide extensions, custom wigs, natural hair, styling for weddings, photo shoots, pageants, etc. We also provide Ministry apparel at www.elonthestylist.com.

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?
When I decided to leave my full-time job in Recruiting to pursue my passion, it was scary to say the least. I had to make a decision to either trust my full-time employer or to fully put my trust in God. It wasn’t easy to leave my place of stability at first, but the tradeoff was life-changing. When I was at my breaking point with my job, I audibly heard God speak to me: Matthew 6:8 “..For your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask Him.” I then decided to read further and found the verse that changed my life Matthew 6:30 “If God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” Once I got the courage to make the move God immediately started to open doors for me that I wouldn’t have been able to walk through had I still been committed to my employer. I now get to wake up every day and do what I love more than anything. When you do what you love for a living, you truly never have to work another day in your life. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The Hair Ministry – what should we know?
The Hair Ministry specializes in extensions, custom wigs, natural hair, styling for weddings, photo shoots, pageants, etc. We also provide Ministry apparel at www.elonthestylist.com. We are especially known for our completely customized full wigs which are made to order for each client in any style, texture, hair type, and color per request.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
My most important quality, I believe is my faith in God. He is the CEO of my business, and ultimately calls all of the shots. Without faith, nothing I do would be possible.

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