The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Houston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out South Loop’s rising stars below.
Danielle Washington is an educator, fashion stylist, organizer, and a mindfulness coach. As Danielle has grown so has her interest. Her work is a response to her healing journey and empowerment to live with more high vibrations. She recently launched the Healing Box a collection of healing products. When Danielle launched Style x Grace, its purpose was to find a source of peace from the loss of her Daughter Grace Elle Washington. Since launching, she’s learned there’s healing power in making space for growth and abundance. Danielle has learned the importance of living in alignment with one’s intuition and the most authentic self. Read more>>
The idea of starting my own organizing to help out the youth in my community came from watching the great Lebron James open his I Promise school. This gave me a lot of inspiration to start. The beginning was very nerve-racking and full of self-doubt, but after having a few conversations with myself, I sent the principal of my former elementary school an email at 2 am and the rest is history. Since then, I’ve been able to donate plenty of school supplies and sponsor their testing celebration by bringing water, juice and pizza for them all first and second graders. Read more>>
Pretty & Ghetto was founded by me, De’Ja Tottenham in July of 2019. I am a young female small business owner in the Houston area. I started a couple of different businesses and ‘Pretty and Ghetto Minks and Things’ has been the one to stick with me. I love to feel confident and my lashes make me feel as confident as ever. I provide handmade, cruelty-free, real 3D Mink Lashes. They are reusable up to 25+ times, very voluminous, and textured to give a dramatic finish. We offer 20mm and 25mm lashes. The 20mm lashes are for a more natural “pretty” look. The 25mm lashes are for a more dramatic “ghetto” look. I recently added my signature gloss collection as well as my CBD infused gloss collection to my product line. I’m known for my glossy lips and long lashes with a fresh face. So I wanted to share that look with the women around me. Read more>>
My staffing and recruiting story started right out of college when I was looking for a job. A galleria legal recruiting firm hired me as their Receptionist. I worked there for years and eventually started helping in more arenas. Who would have thought many years later I’d own my very own staffing and recruiting franchise. After I worked at the legal recruiting firm, I always tell my Randstad story as “God brought me Randstad.” Indeed God brought me Randatad as I still don’t know how they got my information, perhaps through LinkedIn. I was then in between offers. I chose Randstad. My choice was one of the best decisions of my life. Read more>>
My journey and career as an Esthetician, I feel was predestined to happen from an early age as I have always been obsessed with my skin. Helping others has always come naturally to me and I love making things look aesthetically alluring so I think it was a natural choice. I am a graduate of Jack Yates H.S. and I graduated from Ogle School of Hair, Skin & Nails with my Esthetics license. I started out providing mobile lash extension and facial services along with working for as well as working for a couple of spas and or beauty bars around the greater Houston area. Using the wealth of knowledge that I have gained from my formal esthetics education, information from other educations/practitioners and my years of hands on experience, I am able to provide a variety of services that my clients love and ultimately deliver the results that they have been looking for. Read more>>
I come from a long line of entrepreneurs so it was inevitable that I had my own business as well. The problem was figuring out what I wanted to start my business in. About this time last year, I had a vision I wanted to own a liquor store in the area I grew up in. So it was only right I had to find the best location on Cullen to execute my vision. Read more>>