A typical day in my life includes… I am a live-in nanny, so most mornings, I wake up the boys and get them ready for school. Afterward, I come back home and get started on my schoolwork. When I finish that day’s assignments, I formulate, package, and ship out products for Loopin’ Locs. I like to squeeze in a Zoom yoga class with any remaining time in the day before dinner!
I was born… in Phoenix, Arizona
My favorite thing about Arizona…is the mountains and sunsets. I love to go on a nice hike right before sundown.
I’m listening to… anything Jhene Aiko!
My family… is extremely supportive, and I want to do everything in my power to make them proud.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Rihanna, I would want to get to know more about her life story.
One thing I cannot live without… is sweets! I have an incredible sweet tooth and go through phases of eating the same dessert every day for a couple of weeks until I switch to the next sweet thing!
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a Physical Therapist.
I’m inspired by… my mom. She was a single parent and when I was growing up I would see her work three jobs at a time just to provide for us. I aspire to have her work ethic.
The one person who motivates me is… my Gramma. When I find myself slipping, she is always there encouraging me to keep striving.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be…providing better care for kids in the foster system.
The perfect day would be…relaxing at a resort all day and then going out to a nice dinner in the evening.
My first job was…bagger at a grocery store. Even though it might not be the most glamorous title, I learned so much from that position that will help me to be a well-rounded businesswomen.
My favorite escape…is driving at night in the rain listening to And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going by Jennifer Holiday.
My life… is hectic, but that is how I like it! I am currently a pre-med student at Arizona State University, and I recently applied to the Mayo Clinic’s Echocardiography Program. I spend every Wednesday interning at Hospice of the Valley. I am also a live-in nanny, which is so much fun, I encourage every college student to do it.
I like to try to do at least three yoga sessions a week. And on top of all of that, I decided to start my own business, Loopin’ Locs!
I’m currently working on… growing Loopin’ Locs into a well-known natural hair care line.
Always… remember to pray!
Never… compare yourself to others, everyone has their own path
Favorite Quote…” Don’t let the toxic mixture of fear and laziness mess with your goals, ambition, and productivity.” -Anonymous
Biggest Dream… to be able to create a success story out of my passion for natural hair care.
My Pet Peeve(s)… if you know me, you know I do not like to park far away from an entrance.
More About Mason Heyninck:
Hi! My name is Mayson Heyninck. I am a third-year pre-med student at Arizona State University and the proud founder of Loopin’ Locs. Loopin’ Locs is a new Black-owned natural hair care line that is vegan, cruelty-free, and never contains any sulfates, silicones, or parabens.
I started Loopin’ Locs as a way to encourage more women to feel confident wearing their natural hair.