julian mastered her craft from her mother’s basement managing to save up and launch her first salon, creations plus in brooklyn park, minnesota. soon after, she opened rita’s hair gallery across the street. after concluding 3 years, julian decided it was time to advance her skills in administration. she knew how to provide a quality service, now she wanted to know how to run a quality business.
she transitioned into banking in 2002 and sold her salon in 2004. she opted to pursue a degree in business, although excelling quickly in the banking world. julian was a supervisor in less than 2 years. another interesting turn sparked a new endeavor. her bank closed down in 2006 laying off the entire staff. julian headed for dallas.
fast forward 7 years, she returned home to visit family, and while there she was inspired at a natural hair event in nyc in 2012. julian came back to dallas and launched bella kinks. in the meantime, she stayed with banking, working as an assistant vice president in the mortgage compliance industry until 2013. the job was not meant to last, and so bella kinks had to become the bread winner.