Mom Who Boss w/ Sess Lee Cannon
I have been following this mama ever since I went to the B Polished Beauty Supply in the DFW area and was advised that Flourish, the best oil that I know of, she created and sold all by herself. I was like, "Whaaaa this is a mom boss I want to follow and support.". I am so excited to have her on this edition of "Mom Who Boss" because she inspires me to be the Adrianne I was made to be and I know that she will inspire you also.
About this Mom Boss
Sess is a mama of four, two boys and two girls. She does it all from taking the kids to all of their schools, to picking them up, cooking, spending time with them and putting them in the bed. She is a master stylist of natural hair. She is passionate about her system and her craft and ultimately wants to expand her salon so that she can teach many other stylists who not only love natural hair but also want to grow and teach other stylists how to make hair flourish.
She created an oil, Flourish, when her daughter was dealing with skin and hair issues. She was allergic to many things and Sess decided to create a blend of oils that her daughter could use but also a product that would make her hair super healthy. She shared it with her clients in passing, they wanted to purchase and then it grew from there! It has been 5 years since she sold her first container. It is now in 3 stores and also in salons, available for us all to benefit from.
What Is Sess's Typical Day Like?
She starts her day with journaling, meditation and prayer. She believes that self-care is a non-negotiable. "...it keeps me in a space that minimizes the feeling of losing my mind", (When I mean I agree, I AGREE. Mom boss life can be hard but when you focus on the importance of your self-care and all the joy that comes from it, its rewarding benefits are endless. I cannot even stress the importance of just a few minutes before you start your day to center, love and focus on yourself)
"Journaling, meditation and prayer keeps me in a space that minimizes the feeling of losing my mind"
Sess leaves the house at 6:30 a.m. to take her children to 3 different schools all by 7:45 a.m. ( "I am woman, hear me roar" right??). She then goes to work at her salon from 8:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, to pick up her children, cook dinner, and head to church (on Wednesdays). Her daughter is a worship leader for the youth and Sess is youth volunteer.
She travels about once a month for work as she teaches educational classes, works as a brand ambassador for brands such as Curls, and more. (Do ya'll see why she inspires me? Get it mama!)
Her dream is to expand her salon so that she can teach other stylists her system, Teach, Style, Create. She wants every stylist to thrive, their clients to have an amazing experience, and for them to expand and teach other stylists so that they grow to own their own too. (Freaking. Boss.)
What Motivates You to Keep Going?
Sess had to live with different people when she was a child because her mom was a drug addict and her dad passed away when she was 10. Since she had a difficult childhood she is driven by her desire for her children's lives to be nothing like hers was growing up. (Her motivation is as pure as all of us mamas. It's so cool how the core of us is the same. No matter who we are, what we look like, where we come from, we all love our babies unconditionally.)
"I want my future, my children's future to look nothing like my past."
She also is motivated by her own life goals and desires. (There is MUCH power in a mama who not only wants it all for her children, but also for herself. A mama who actually KNOWS that she can do it for herself and her babies. That mama, is UNSTOPPABLE.)
"I want to create my life how I want it to be and not how it should be based on statistics."
What advice to you give a current and aspiring Mom Boss?
"Give yourself grace."
"Write things down and expect things to take time."
"ONLY focus on God's timing for you."
"There is no such thing as balance."
"You NEED to constantly replenish."
Talking with this boss mama gave me allll the life! I was pumped for the week, since it was a Sunday, and it showed in my commitment to the women I'm connected to online. May you be inspired by the fire that burns so brightly in Sess. Because mama, you CAN live your dreams. You can have all your heart desires.
* If you are looking for a natural stylist, she is currently booked until next year but she will refer you to a stylist who she not only believes is highly qualified but who also believes in her system. *
Follow Sess Lee on Instagram @sessleecurls
Until next time,