Hello, Ari! First of all, thank you for talking to us, we’re very happy to have you! For starters, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
You started your internet career as a You-tuber in 2016, what brought you to it?
I actually started my career as an Instagram influencer. I’ve always been an “IT” girl and knew the value of it at a young age so I turned it into a business. Instagram opened the door for my influence on YouTube and across other social platforms.
As a model and social media influencer, which brand you’ve worked with is the one you’re most proud of and for what reason?
I think I take pride in all the brands I work with, but I love small businesses the most. It makes me feel good inside to know my influence is being used for a good purpose to change the financial position of small businesses and families.
About your company, KYCHE Extensions, why did you start this business?
How do you connect with what you sell?
I started KYChe Extensions because 1. I wanted business of my own that I could generate income from and 2. because at the time hair extensions had just begun being trendy for my age group and my best friend is the best hair stylist and always kept my hair done so I felt like that was my niche, my thing, and I went for it.
Being a model, business owner, influencer, entrepreneur and a mom, you must have a really busy schedule. How do you balance your social life and your work schedule?
EVERYTHING from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep is mostly “scheduled”… the key to balancing everything is planning ahead and using my calendar to schedule all the important things. My team understands that I am the breadwinner for my family, but they also understand it’s important for me to rest, and spend time with my son and family, and we plan and schedule everything accordingly.
Apart from what we see on your Instagram, do you have any other hobbies?What do you like to do with your free time?
Well I think the world knows now that I LOVE to cook, try, and enjoy new food- initially that was my best kept secret, besides that I really enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends- they’re my therapy.
If you had to choose something or someone, what or who would you say is your biggest inspiration for working so hard for what you want?
I would have to say my Mom and son. It’s been so many times I’ve just wanted to quit, but then I look at them and realize I can’t give up.
What else can we expect to see from you? Any new goals that you’d like to share?
I am launching a cosmetic brand in July 2022. Be on the look-up for that and from there I have many brands that I plan to collaborate with and create myself.
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