Philadelphia area businesswoman Stephanie Danielle overcomes major obstacles, builds flourishing salon

mmmmWithout question, Stephanie Danielle has had to deal with so much in recent years.

So much turmoil.

So many obstacles.

So many hurdles about which to clear.

So many hardships and unfavorable circumstances, all of which, as she’s quick to acknowledge, strengthen her unlike never before.

So much, in fact, that even when victory seemed rather insurmountable and farfetched, Stephanie Danielle was empowered and equipped and destined to declare victory.

aaaTalk about pure perseverance for a wise woman of color who, to her credit, has grasped a thorough concept of what it means to exemplify unwavering faith, particularly when it seemed she didn’t have a reason to.

“(They) taught me to be faithful and to understand that no matter what I’ve been through, God is always there for me…good or bad,” Stephanie Danielle, during a recent interview with longtime journalist Andre Johnson, said, alluding to two of her most revisited scriptures in Hebrews 11:1 and Romans 8:28.

By all accounts, is because of these familiar, life-enhancing passages, coupled with her bend-but-don’t break faith, that have greatly enabled Stephanie Danielle to stay afloat both in the spiritual and natural realms.

A longtime entrepreneur, Stephanie Danielle is owner and chief operating officer of Xclusive Changez Studio, located at 7612 Bristol Pike Levittown, Pennsylvania, in the greater Philadelphia area.

For Stephanie Danielle, 47, arguably her grandest obstacle in recent years was pressing and navigating her way through a failed marriage, one that was mired and deceit and infidelity and heartbreak, she recalled.

“Dealing with infidelity and overcoming the obstacles and disappointments I encountered,” said Stephanie Danielle, when asked what has been her life’s biggest obstacle.

Through it all, as one songwriter had suggested, she has managed to conquer such a tear-jerking encounter, in large part because she learned to put her total trust in her Creator.

“Jesus Christ and His word,” said Stephanie, when asked how she managed to overcome such a gruesome, disheartening obstacle.

THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR --- “Jesus Christ and His word,” said Stephanie, when asked how she managed to overcome such a gruesome, disheartening obstacle. Fortunately for Stephanie Danielle, a Bristol, Pennsylvania, native, her support system was indeed a solid one, considering she had at her disposal a host of family members, close friends, and a slew of devoted clients, many of whom are regular customers at her salon.

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR“Jesus Christ and His word,” said Stephanie, when asked how she managed to overcome such a gruesome, disheartening obstacle.
Fortunately for Stephanie Danielle, a Bristol, Pennsylvania, native, her support system was indeed a solid one, considering she had at her disposal a host of family members, close friends, and a slew of devoted clients, many of whom are regular customers at her salon.

Fortunately for Stephanie Danielle, a Bristol, Pennsylvania, native, her support system was indeed a solid one, considering she had at her disposal a host of family members, close friends, and a slew of devoted clients, many of whom are regular customers at her salon.

“My father was my inspiration in pursuing entrepreneurship,” Stephanie Danielle said during an exclusive interview back in March. “He always told me to follow my heart, set goals and go for them, do things decently and in order, and do them honestly. Always work for what I want and that’s what I’ve done since the age of 13.”

Years removed from having overcome what undoubtedly was a downtrodden occurrence in her life, Stephanie Danielle believes the tumultuous circumstances through which she’s gone could greatly serve as an avenue, of sorts, for women who have endured a similar sequence.

That is, in fact, the message she’s aiming to pass along to other young aspiring business owners.

“Keep the faith, trust God, always pray, and never quit or give up,” said Stephanie Danielle, when asked what’s the best advice she could offer. “Perseverance goes a long way. I gained strength and wisdom while going through my storms. I’m now a stronger woman because of my trials.”

Talk about pure perseverance for a wise woman of color who, to her credit, has grasped a thorough concept of what it means to exemplify unwavering faith, particularly when it seemed she didn’t have a reason to.



12308302_1264615573553243_4556209296677596210_nEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

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  1. I loved it! Andre always does an amazing job! Kuddos Andre!!!!

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