Bree was picked to be our 2nd #MOMBOSS because this girl had a goal and went for it! Bree is the proud founder and owner of Kenize Koture Glam, which she named in honor of her daughter Ma’Kenzie Tysha who is 2. She is a licensed Advanced Esthetician.The thing that I find so incredibly inspiring about Bree is she didn’t let the hardships of being a single mother stop her from going into business for herself. Bree didn’t settle for the cards that life dealt her. Instead, she found a way to make her cards a winning deck. Keep reading to see Bree answer our #MOMBOSS interview questions.
What was your journey as a single mother like?
My journey as a single mommy has been rewarding but also very challenging. After Kenzie’s dad and I split it was like I had to start all the way over. Learning how to multitask was a daily struggle, I definitely learned how to manage my time better very fast. When we were together it was teamwork every day and now well he helps outs still but it’s not the same.
How did you overcome obstacles in your life? How long did it take you?
It took me about seven months, I struggled with accepting things for what they now are. Once I accepted my new found reality things became a lot easier and I began to smile again.
What are you grateful for?
I am grateful for my struggles, without my struggles I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. My wake up call was me moving out after my break up, I had to find myself again..find my inner hustler that I had lost. I woke up one Friday morning and my direct deposit was $300 for two weeks! With was I going to do with that when my car note was due and that alone was $275 let alone needing food, diapers, and wipes so I took a leap of faith and quit my job at the brow bar. I then opened Kenzie Kouture and with the grace of God it had been very successful,
What are your long-term goals?
My long-term goals are to expand Kenzie Kouture Glam into a bigger location and hire fellow lash techs to work alongside of me. Build a team to take over the lash game! Make Kenzie Kouture so big that Ma’Kenzie never has to worry about anything.
What advice can you give to other teen/young/single mothers?
My advice is simple, don’t give up! I know you’re going to go through hard times baby girl, it’s going to get real rough but I promise things will get better and those days when you felt like giving up will be something you look back and laugh at.
Is there anything you stand in need of for yourself or children?
I feel like I am in need or networking woman, I would like to network more and grow both of our business.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself or your journey?
If I can go through hell and come out happy and success anyone can do it, so don’t give up. I still want to add to my business and also become successful on YouTube so stay tuned!
If you are in the Dayton area and want to book an appointment with Bree, click here.