Hi, My Name is Issatou Diane.
I am the owner and head stylist at Bella Beauty INC. I am originally from Guinea, Conakry and now residing in Raleigh, NC. I've been doing hair for 12 years, licensed for 5 years and doing makeup for 4 years. I specialize in braids but beauty is what I'm most passionate about.
Doing hair started out as a hobby, then it became second nature and I fell in love with it. Back in high school, I worked with my aunt who owned ”Marly’s Hair Braiding Shop”. After working there for 4 years, I developed a clear view of what I wanted, and it was much more than just doing braids. I couldn't see myself going out to the workforce working under someone else or being in a corporate structure. So one day I promised to be own Boss. I attended Miller-Motte College and received my cosmology license.
While I was in school I started to build my clientele. I went to school full-time Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm then at 5:30 pm I would take a client. I would stay up all night doing hair, studying and then start all over again the next day. I've been successful because I'm passionate about beauty, hard work, and dedication.
”Life is only as good as your mindset.”