Teaira Blount is a 22 year old Atlanta- based fashion stylist. She started out assisting Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin for about 6 months. Shortly after, her independent career started to take off on its own. Now her clientele has expanded to Anthony Hamilton, Rickey Smiley, Lyfe Jennings, Bri, Marica Chisolm and many more! Did I mention that I insta stalked Teaira Blount for months? I love her sense of style + humility. She isn't full of herself or unwilling to respond to DMs about styling. She's the greatest! Keep reading to see my interview with Celebrity Stylist Teaira Blount.
When did you start styling?
I started styling back in 2011, my freshman year of college. I went to college to become a teacher and realized that it didn’t really capture my interests. I took a year off from college to find out what really interested me, which ended up being styling. I didn’t even know that styling was a career, it was just something that I loved to do. I started styling professionally in 2013.
Describe your style evolution from the beginning to now.
Growth. I was assisting J. Bolin and learned so much about style and how to handle situations.
Do you have any favorite aspects of styling?
My favorite aspect of styling is taking my clients places that they wouldn’t usually go with their style. I like to comfortably take my clients to style risks that they wouldn’t take themselves, and make it look good of course.
Advice for young female entrepreneurs.
- Keep working towards your dream, but if it is not financing anything do not quit your job
- Social media is important. Be computer savvy. Know that it isn’t about the number of followers, but the number of paying followers. Convert your followers to clients.
How important is interning?
Interning is very important. You should intern with someone that you look up to and someone who is financially successful. Get under someone that you admire. Interning teaches you how to build and avoid careless mistakes. Intern for at least a year.
Do you have any upcoming news that we should be on the lookout for?
- Styling business workshop in August
- Working on a reality show
- Working on BET Sunday’s Best
- Styling a concert for the 4th quarter of this year
Thank you for such an insightful interview. I loved interviewing you because I have been obsessed with your style since I came across your page on instagram. Keep shining! Everyone can connect with Teaira Blount across social media @StyledByTeaira!