My name is Stephanie Verdieu, Founder and CEO of Intrigue Stylez.
Who is Steph the stylist? Well that depends....how much time do you have?
My dream of opening a hair salon started over 10 years ago. I enrolled in cosmetology school with the intentions of opening my own salon one day. When I graduated from Margate School of Beauty, I found a "good job", you know...the type your parents tell you to get. I worked processing loans for a real estate office, day in and day out. Although I was diligent and went to work daily, it was obvious that I was suffocating. The reality? I was quite unhappy!
I can remember waking up one day and asking myself: what are you doing? Hard as I tried to fake the funk, it was clear for all to see that I was quite miserable at my traditional 9-5 "good job". Finally, a good friend of mine connected me with a salon and she encouraged and challenged me to do what I love. I took her up on the challenge!
Although this may read like a fairy tale, make no mistake of the struggles I had to endure. Through the years I've had my ups and downs, which I like to refer to as "detours". Psychologists and sociologists call them transitions. One's journey through life is a trajectory, full of transitions and turning points. Regardless of the name in which you choose to refer to these possible life altering events, they have the ability to make a significant impact on your goals, dreams, aspirations, and life itself.
One of my first "detours" was becoming a mother. A constant was" How could I still be a business owner and take care of my child? " I became afraid to step out. How could I get this done? So much responsibility, how could I handle it all? These are just a few of the thoughts that were chasing through my mind. I can look back and see how God was there, strengthening me, and keeping me on track to accomplish all that He had promised for my life. He led me to Coach Cass, founder of InspireMany.com. Coach Cass took me on a journey of possibilities. With God, she helped to empower me to step outside of my comfort zone. And here I am, Owner and Founder of Intrigue Stylez, a tribute to how great God is.