Crystal Simpson Williams

by Terry Watson | May 17th, 2017
Crystal Simpson Williams (Photos by Perfect Lenz Photography)

Crystal Simpson Williams (Photos by Perfect Lenz Photography)

Crystal Simpson Williams wears many hats. She is the last of five siblings and proud mother of one daughter (Meikayla) who attends Winston Salem State University. She is also an ambitious entrepreneur with a purpose to emulate the goodness and greatness of God.

As a young child, she was no stranger to hard work. She also learned that if she wanted to accomplish anything in life, she would have to work hard for it. Even today she incorporates these same values into her career as a professional hairstylist and nutritional fit coach. However, she strives each day to leave a loving and lasting impression on everyone that she encounters.

Williams is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro, Inc. She is a devout woman of faith and believes that she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her. “Truly his grace and mercy has kept me through many trials and I’m a firm believer that through it all I can’t lose with Him,” she says.

As a child she wanted to be a hair stylist or a teacher. Family and friends were her first clients. She later started her career as a stylist in 1997. With more than 20 years under her belt as a hair stylist, she experienced both sides of the business at its best. Though she never had a desire to own a salon, the opportunity presented itself when the salon she worked in for 10 years closed. Along with her God Sister, Katresha, they opened DreamGirls Salon. “It was a great experience. We grew, we achieved and we succeeded well as business partners. However God had a different plan,” she says. She is now owner of Crystyles House of Hair & Nutrition.

As a stylist Williams takes pride in healthy hair. She also creates custom made wigs to accommodate many individuals who may be suffering from alopecia, cancer, or anyone who doesn’t want to have a bad hair day.

Williams never imagined she would have two businesses under one roof that go hand in hand with one purpose. She is blessed to have an awesome team to help them run smoothly. This includes Lita White, Brittani White, Marlene Hairston and many more. In the salon, Thattiana Price shares a lot of the same goals. Williams says she is an awesome stylist who is goal oriented, career minded and destined to be great.

“In my vision to combine the Nutrition club and salon I wanted to promote an atmosphere that is clean, warm, cozy, and inviting. It had to be complete with free Wi-Fi, great service and a welcome environment,” she says. The Nutrition club offers many great flavors of shakes including snickers, butterfinger, strawberry cheesecake, Butter pecan and more all for under 300 calories with 24 grams of protein. They also provide a healthy meal replacement and conduct weight loss challenges to keep their clients motivated. There are also fit camps, Dancefit , Zumba, Tire Boot Camps and Cardio classes available.

“Our goal is to empower everyone we come in contact with and make them look good and feel good. We do it all. Color, cuts, styles, weaves, custom wigs, braids, croches, and more,” she says.

Being a hair stylist has been a fulfilling experience but Williams knew she couldn’t do it forever. So she devised a (plan B), a way to keep the same lifestyle but yet still enjoy what she does most and that is to help people to look and feel good.

Williams vision of having a (plan B) came really easy for someone that had struggled with weight loss over the years. After achieving a 38 pound weight loss in just four months using Herbalife products, she felt amazing. She was introduced to the business side of Herbalife in August 2015 and was immediately given a vision to open her own Nutrition club and help others accomplish what she did.

In her role she is able to help many others who are struggling with the very thing that she struggled with all of her life. After 20 plus years of ‘yo-yo’ dieting, she is finally under 200 pounds and feels better than ever. “I will l forever be grateful for God giving me the vision to step out on faith and trust Him in this process,” she says.

Moving forward, Williams hopes to duplicate what she is doing and help other stylist prepare for retirement by creating a (plan B). With dreams as big as hers, the sky is the limit and is within her reach.

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