It’s no secret that the sisters of Braxton Family Values have skyrocketed to tv stardom. Each ladies unique personality and eventful everyday life made them a “must watch” on Thursday nights.
Traci Braxton added her own touch of flare to each hour long episode. Her witty comments and hilarious facial expressions were not just entertaining, they offered a sense of realness and relatability.
I had a chance to chat with Traci about Braxton Family Values, her interest in hair and what’s going on in her world. Take a gander at our conversation below.
Adrienne: There was plenty of talk this season about you opening your own hair salon. What sparked your interest in hair?
Traci: I’ve always liked doing hair. I would say that what sparked my interest was doing my own hair and liking the results. From there, the interest just grew to wanting to do other’s hair which led me to wanting to open my own hair salon.
Adrienne: What are some of your favorite hairstyles?
Traci:I have several hairstyles I like, but my favorite hairstyles are those that are short. I like the short hairstyles with colors in them and the color doesn’t really matter.
Adrienne: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?
Traci: Wow, only one word to describe myself. I would probably say “REAL”. I’m going to be me no matter what the situation. Every time you see Traci, you will not be surprised because you will get the same thing every time. People who knew me before Braxton Family Values will tell you that I’m the same person now that I was before the show.
Adrienne: Do you feel like the “real Traci” is portrayed on Braxton Family Values
Traci: I would say “Yes”. There are times where I just sit back and listen because sometimes things just don’t need to be said and then there are other times when I feel you need to be heard. I feel that this side of me has been portrayed on Braxton Family Values.
Adrienne: You will be a judge during the 1st Annual Miss Black Collegiate Scholarship Pageant; what are you looking for in the contestants and what does it mean to to be part of an event to help you woman to further their education?
Traci: Yes, I will be a judge in the upcoming 1st Annual Miss Black Collegiate Scholarship Pageant. I’m very excited about this opportunity to be a judge in this pageant. I think anything dealing with education is great and the opportunity to help young woman hopefully get or to continue on the right path to possible success is wonderful.
With the understanding that more young ladies, particularly young ladies of color need to be more cognizant of promoting themselves in the best possible manner, I’ll be looking for the contestants that show confidence. If you have confidence, I feel you will be able to stay focused on spreading the word of things that you feel are important. With the winner of this pageant making appearances on college campuses across the country as well as representing the Miss Black Collegiate USA Scholarship Pageant at a variety of special events & charities, confidence will be a strong trait they will need.
Adrienne: What’s up next for Traci Braxton?
Traci: Well, I have a few things that I have on my plate and one that many know is the hair salon. It’s a long process, but I’m still focused on opening my own. In the meantime, I’m just focusing on doing a lot of community service with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated as well as the Eastern Stars.