Influencer and Stylist Royielle Wheat is a Louisiana native with a passion to help women build their confidence through lifestyle and beauty. As a successful stylist & MUA, Royielle built a personal platform overcoming statistics and reminding herself that success is in the eye of the beholder. I had the pleasure to chat with Roy about her journey as a stylist & MUA, how she stays level headed in business, and overcoming adversity.
How long have you been a stylist & what inspired you?
RW: “I’ve been a stylist for nearly 3 years now, but I developed a passion for beauty since I was 14. I’ve always been a “girly girl” and I enjoy helping my clients feel their most beautiful. I was raised to believe that practice makes perfect and with a little help from YouTube, at 4am, I was inspired to transform others into the beauties they sought to be.”
At what point in your life did you decide to take your career as an MUA to the next level?
RW: “When I discovered the beauty, hurt, emotion and joy behind makeup, that’s when I decided to take it seriously. I’ve had clients at school talk about wanting to feel pretty again and after having children, they don’t have time to cater to themselves anymore. So I made it my duty to put a smile on their faces and build their confidence.”
What are the things in your life you’re passionate about? What keeps you level headed?
RW: “My passion is to be better than yesterday and not hold myself prisoner to the past. I believe you cannot grow without change and you cannot change without pain. What keeps me leveled headed is my family. We’re really close and every time I have a break down they glue me back together to conquer another day.”
What does success mean to you? Has a mistake ever led you to success?
Success is in the eye of the beholder. Even in failure, I come out of it a better person. Success is when you wake up every day not knowing how you’re going to push forward to achieve your goal, running into a thousand brick walls, but still overcoming the statistic of behind a 17 year old mom in high school. I lived that and I made it.”
In moments of setbacks and adversity, how do you build yourself back up?
RW: “With setbacks, I take a step back and reflect until I gather myself and realize that setbacks are all apart of my journey.”
What’s the best advice you’ve received as you were first starting in your line of work?
RW: “Not to compare your work to someone else’s. I’ve learned that you can’t “microwave” your way to a quick fix. You have to do the work and put in the time to get where you need to be.”
What’s your biggest goal you have for yourself as a stylist this year?
RW: “The biggest goal that I have is to continue to educate myself as a stylist, so that I can be just as good as the people I admire.”
Who are some people you admire ?
RW: “I admire the people that trust me to turn their dreams into reality. I also admire Ericka J. , Tamika Gibson , and Slayed By Jordan.”
How do you manage family, work & business?
RW: “As of right now, I manage because I have a amazing boyfriend and a great support system that helps when I really need them to. It’s hard at times, but it’s just a small sacrifice for a few years. “
RW: “JUST DO YOU!!! Have tunnel vision, focus on yourself and what makes you unique.” ❤
About Royielle Wheat
I’m Royielle Wheat. I’m 25 years young, born and raised in Louisiana. I’m the CEO of “Da Last Tangle” which was inspired by the silk press technique i perform on my clients. My 3 children also inspire and push me to think outside of the box. I graduated from Aveda Institute In 2017 and since then, I have been growing in my craft.