Former Celebrity Hairstylist Receives Over $1 Million in Funding for Black-Owned Businesses

Started from the bottom, now we are here.

Serial entrepreneur, bossy mom, and former celebrity hairstylist Daniela Emilian Works with black business owners by providing financial literacy to help their businesses work for them.

The 27-year-old learned what freedom means from an early age. Born and raised in Little Haiti, a small town in Miami, she found strength in watching her mother work hard.

“Growing up in my town was very difficult. Watching my mother struggle, watching [the] the lights go out [the] water gone [to being] Being behind on rent, and wearing the same two pairs of shoes was difficult, but I saw a hard-working mother doing her best for her children,” said Emilion.

Coming into adulthood came with its own set of unexpected challenges. After completing her associate’s degree, Emilion discovered she was pregnant and was kicked out of the house. Homeless and pregnant at 21, Emilien had to provide for her child. So, she decided to do hair styling.

“When I had my son, I didn’t want my son to experience sadness growing up, you know, watching my mom work day and night, not being able to spend time with us was her main priority. Instead of creating memories with us, providing for us financially. [was hard]. So, I said [to myself] I have to start a business. If I have the skill set or if I can perfect this technique [I can potentially], have an income to provide only for me and my child. So when I first started doing hair, I started doing hair [of] Mason; It wasn’t [because] this [had] It was always my dream. I want to be a hair stylist. “I started doing hair because I was just trying to provide for myself and my son,” Emilion said.

Daniela has styled some of the biggest names in hip-hop and reality TV City Girls, Alas butterfly, Nicki Minaj, Queen Carterand Marlowe Hampton – and Hair By Ivy was born.

Despite her success, Emeline felt completely destitute when she couldn’t use her new wealth to buy a house or a car.

“One time, I booked for Nicki Minaj [hair] in Miami. She had about four cars, like luxury cars, it was like a lifestyle, and I thought, wow, if I’m here doing her hair, and she’s living like this, then I might as well… I’m a celebrity now a hairstylist. And I don’t have a car. Why am I renting a car back and forth? So I tried to go buy myself a car. [I] Didn’t know anything about credit,” Emilion said.

After mastering the system, Daniela was inspired to walk others through the process.

“I want to show people that if I can do it, you can do it. And one of my obstacles in my career was I didn’t have a coach or a coach. If I did, I [would have] I took advantage of that and focused on my career. So much money spent [and] Time spent, which I couldn’t get back… I had no one to teach me about business, [how to] Create an LLC, [how to] Pay your taxes, you know, buy hair extensions, use your business line of credit… and I spent a lot of money, I [made] A lot of trial and error,” she said.

From hairstylist to business coach, Emilian is challenging the way black business owners think about how to achieve generational wealth. Six months later, she helped hundreds of black-owned companies receive more than $1 million in business funding His newly founded venture, “Ivy League Academy.” Emeline recently made her debut Black Wealth Exchange Summit Rashida, Jesse Wuand more.

The Black Wealth Exchange Summit was a one-day event curated to allow current or aspiring professionals Hear from established business owners discuss their personal opportunities for financial freedom.

Emeline is preparing to open two new restaurants with her fiance, Chef Bryant “Bowl” Williams, called “Betty Sue’s” and “Binky’s Eatery” this fall. He plans to bring back the summit next year.

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