Side Hustle Pro

Ep 130: How Her Side Hustle Led to A Full-Time Career As Michelle Obama’s Hairstylist and Opening Her Own Salon w/Yene Damtew

February 6, 2019
55 min

Today in the guest chair we have Yene Damtew, an independent hair stylist based in Washington, DC. She is a boss woman entrepreneur who owns her own salon

Yene, an Ethiopian-American, California native launched her career following cosmetology school and within six months she packed her bags and moved to Washington, DC to become one of two personal hair stylists to the Obama Family.  Even while working with high profile clientele, In 2015, Yene actually went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Marymount University.

Today, she combines that business knowledge with her stylist skill to own and manage her own salon, Aesthetics salon in Arlington, VA.

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