Luchiani also known in the hair and stylist world as “Hairbae” is a natural hair product provider s hair critic hailing from Hillside, N.J.
Just coming off “The Hairbae Tour” he has interviewed with top stylists throughout the U.S., letting each one showcase their skill and giving a review on them so they can be #hairbaeapproved. He insists on helping others with maintaining the health of their hair while avoiding chemical-based products.
His hair products are all purple seamoss based products and are 100% natural. When he isn’t getting his hair braided or preparing purple seamoss for his products, he is probably promoting a healthy eating lifestyle, listening to music, and traveling the world. He is currently working on expanding his brand by shedding light on the hairstylists not only in America but the entire world. He wants to be able to bring the hair community together more than ever been before.
RESPECT.: Where you from?
Luchiani: I’m from Hillside, New Jersey born and raised.
RESPECT.: What’s inspired you to start your own company?
Luchiani: What really inspired me was my manager/CEO and cousin @therealmossgod. One day we were out and people were constantly asking me about my hair and how I got it so full and healthy so we figured instead of answering those questions one by one why don’t we build a platform where people can get all the tips/tricks I have to maintain my hair. For instance, a lot of people don’t know that sea moss is the main ingredient in my hair products and that’s what I’ve been using to maintain the healthiness of my hair. I also wanted to bring awareness to the braiding and styling community I feel they don’t get enough credit for the work and dedication they put in. Some people see it as just a hobby or a profession but others take it as art and want to be able to shed light on that.
RESPECT.: Do you have influences or role models?
Luchiani: I would have to say my parents are probably my biggest role models, reason being is that they’ve always worked, never complained and always did what they had to do to keep us afloat. But they also showed me what complacency can do to you and that pushed me to go even harder for my goals. I don’t want to be ”just getting by” anymore I want to be comfortable to a point, but never complacent.
RESPECT.: How do you plan to expand with the impact that social media places on personal brands?
Luchiani: I feel like the key to expanding the brand with social media is being consistent and relatable. The more consistent I am the more familiar people would be with my brand it’ll help build that brand recognition I’m looking for. Social media also helps with building trust between me and the consumer and that’s always a plus.
RESPECT.: What is one of the biggest obstacles you overcame with your business?
Luchiani: The biggest fear I overcame in business was my fear of failure I had to learn that not everything is going to work out the way you want it to but that doesn’t mean it won’t work or it’s a bad idea, you just take it as a lesson and learn from it. There can be adjustments made to improve your idea and make it work for you, you just need to take some time to figure it out.
RESPECT.: Are you here to inspire or aspire?
Luchiani: Honestly, I would say I’m here to aspire to inspire. My goal is to show people that no matter what it is you want to do or where you came from if you set your goals and have a solid plan the only one to stop you from succeeding is yourself. So I want people to follow my journey and see that it can be done as long as they focus, continue to grind, and just put their heart into it.
RESPECT.: What kind of advice would you can give a young black entrepreneur looking to touch the world with their vision?
Luchiani: As a minority myself my best advice is to make sure whatever it is you want to do make sure your heart is in it and that alone will inspire and push you and your business to grow. The odds are already stacked up against us so why not make it easier on yourself by doing something you love to do because one thing I’ve learned nobody is going to grind harder for your dream or vision than you will. Also never give up, it may sound cliché but persistence is key it’s normal for something to not work right away just make adjustments and make it work the way you want to remember it’s your vision nobody else.
RESPECT.: What keeps you motivated?
Luchiani: My team is my number one motivation, I know they’re working just as hard as I am and that helps push me because if they’re willing to put in the hours for my vision I have to maintain the same work ethic if not more. Another motivation is the message I’m trying to spread, it’s all about promoting natural health not just for your hair but your body as well. It all starts from within and what you put into your body.
RESPECT.: What’s in store for the remainder of 2019?
Luchiani: To finish off 2019 I’ll be releasing the interviews I’ve had with all the stylists I worked with during my HairBae Hair Tour and also I’m coming out with my own Hair and Skin products. All the products are 100% natural and organic and are powered by sea moss. I’m also selling the sea moss gel separately for people to consume on a daily basis like I said I want to promote natural healthy hair and it all starts from what you put into your body.
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RESPECT.: What does RESPECT. mean to you?
Luchiani: Respect to me means showing consideration for others and giving others the chance to explain and show who they are. Not judging one’s character based on the information you heard or what you think, but letting them explain who they are or why they move a certain way. Really just to treat people the same way you want to be treated, I know that maybe something you hear a lot but it’s one of those things that people say don’t really practice.
Soon Luchiani may be at a salon near you, you can stay connected with him on Instagram here.
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