Congratulations on your cover feature! How do you feel?

I feel so thankful for every open door, every blessing, and every struggle. It has all brought me to this point of greatness where I am today.

I’d love to hear how you got started. How did you first get into the entertainment business?

I first started out styling hair for high fashion models across the USA and abroad. Then I just kept elevating from there.

Are there any challenges you’ve faced in the entertainment business?

Yes indeed! A lot of no’s lol. So many no’s and closed doors, but I thank God for them all because they were not destined for me to go through them. I had to learn that what is for me will not pass me.

What is the most exciting thing about being a part of the show P- Valley?

The most exciting part was meeting the amazing actors and creating relationships to last a lifetime.

What does Women’s Empowerment mean to you?

Women’s Empowerment means women supporting one another. Holding each other up and lifting each other up. Recognizing that we are each other’s keeper and we are all we got!

Do you have any advice for other people in the space that want to turn their passion into a career?

Go for your dreams and never give up on yourself! Even if you have to stand alone, know that you are “that girl” and what God has for you is for you!

What do you want your legacy to be?

I want my legacy to tell the story of my success and greatness for generations to come. That I touched so many people’s lives and that they will never forget how I made them feel.

How can our readers connect with you?

They can contact me on all social media platforms @arlenemartinhair

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