Stacie Wooten was born abroad and moved to the U.S. when she was a year and a half. Since then, she has lived in four different states. After spending most of her life trying to fit in, Stacie has now embraced who she is and is wanting to inspire others to do the same.
After graduating from high school, Stacie went on to further her education at Alabama A&M University where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is currently a high school science teacher.
Stacie has been natural since 2005 and has had many ups and downs in her “natural hair journey”. She has combined her knowledge of science, her extensive research, and her personal hair experiences to bring you creative and practical ideas for your hair. Stacie is often approached about being a cosmetologist but is not interested in pursuing that field at this time. For additional information about her natural hair, please visit the “Natural Hair F.A.Q.” page.
As a child, Stacie was into music. She started playing the piano in the second grade and added the saxophone to her repertoire when she was in the fifth grade. She continued playing both until the eleventh grade but is still able to do a little something-something on both.
It was at that time that Stacie began to act. She was in a play in high school and then went onto college earning a performing arts scholarship. She continued acting in her local area for a short while.
One summer, in one of her artistic compulsions, she purchased a canvas, some paint and some brushes and decided to paint a silhouette of herself. Once she finished, she simply hung it on her wall. When people would visit her, she often had to discuss the origin of the painting and was encouraged by many to pursue art.
Up until this point, Stacie only dreamed of being an artist and was told by a high school guidance counselor that she was “too smart” to be an artist. This “advice” swayed her to go to college for Biology, since that was her favorite academic subject, which coincidentally was taught by her favorite teacher.
After purchasing canvas after canvas, Stacie’s art began being seen by a couple of friends and in the midst of a tough financial time for her, she sold paintings to help supplement her income.
Now, Stacie is the owner/CEO of StayWoo Arts, Inc. and is currently an earring designer. Her earrings are sought out for their creativeness and originality. She hand makes every single earring and considers each one to be a part of her.