Channell Royal is a Natural Hair Stylist, Youtube Vlogger, Motivational Speaker & Accounts Receivable Specialist who encourages women to live an InTentional life. As an only child, born and raised in Orlando, FL, Channell has practiced natural hair and protective styling since she was 8 years old. While having a passion to one day open her own salon, she began working in the medical field. What was once a hobby became a proven gift from God. Touching thousands of people all over the world through a 59 second video, Channell took her passion for hair to another level. Noticing that being InTentional about servicing natural hair clients awarded her the opportunity to pour into women while styling their hair in the comfort of their homes, Channell’s passion became more about being deliberate in life and nurturing her clients and less about hair. She was beginning to create Royal Experiences, igniting women to become more confident with what was IN their head; while on their head. Channell is committed to educating women on how to break the cycle of preventable diseases due to poor diet and lack of exercise. Food should be functional and exercise should be fun and it is proven fact they both contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Channell believes that “anything in life can be obtained if you have the InTention to execute and implement with purpose. You have to learn who you are and what you were created to do in the world and all other goals and task will align as they are designed to.
Who is Channell Royal?
I am a confident woman that loves to be creative. Rather it is with natural hair, making videos or even my clothes I just love to be create. I don’t adhere to trends, I tend to stray away from those oftentimes.
What are you most passionate about?
When you ask what I’m most passionate about, immediately my reply is family, servicing others, self-care, showing love and natural hair!
What inspired you to do the work that you do?
I was inspired to help other women live an InTentional life because
I needed answers as to the why and what of my life’s purpose. I help other women to live life intentionally by allowing them to watch me live mine intentionally.
What was one of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge occurred when I noticed that I needed to evaluate what I was doing. I was trying to please everyone and so I had had to learn how to practice not pleasing everyone. Saying no was difficult for me when I first began to choose me first.
What advice do you have for women who are inspired to follow in your footsteps?
The advice I have for you queen is, ask these three questions every day without waiver. Who does this benefit? What purpose does it serve? Does it add to who & what I believe? Remember that it may get lonely and when it does, keep going. You will see things happen that no longer align with where you are, but it does not mean that they will never realign. When you feel you want to pick up those people, places, things and feelings remember to ask yourself “Am I operating out of self will?”.
Are there any women who have inspired you along your journey?
I look up to my mother for sure and many of my Sorority sisters, WBC sisters and friends.
What helps you to stay motivated?
I stay motivated by remembering my why’s. Remembering that If I give up, I will have nothing. Nothing comes from nothing and will equal nothing. I remember that I love to dream and I want to always grow my dreams.
What have been your biggest accomplishments so far?
My biggest accomplishments to me are when I achieve those inside goals. Like facing a fear and experiencing when my mind, body and soul are aware. Being able to help someone else tap into that space deliberately. Physical accomplishments are things associated with a goal like being a traveling natural hair stylist, speaking to women about InTentional living, and finding purpose.
What is one way that you support other women?
Ugh, only one? I talk with them wherever they want to. I don’t force them to talk publicly because I realize we are all not at the same place in our journeys and that isn’t the priority.
What is your definition of winning?
My definition of winning is mental clarity and contributing to life in a way that is long lasting.