Bernadette Patterson, Founder of The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Professional Hair Products
Bernadette Patterson was born in New York. Her parents decided to move to Rockingham North Carolina when she was 3 years old. She graduated from Richmond Sr. High in 2002. Graduated from Sandhills Community College and received a Cosmetology Degree in 2004. Started working in some
salon’s paying booth rent. Then decided to further her career by taking Mr. Dudley business classes. She loved the way Mr. Dudley and the people that worked for the company ran their company. So she decided to get more involved with the company and became a Dudley Distributor. When she was a Dudley Distributor she sold products in the salons in Charlotte NC, Rockingham NC, Hamlet NC, Laurinburg NC, Florence SC, Rowland SC.
She also partnership educational hair classes with another Dudley Distributor in Fayetteville NC and sold products in the classes while the cosmetologist and barbers received their CEU hrs. She decide to branch off and do her own thing with all the knowledge and experience she gained from the Dudley’s. Now she’s a salon owner of the Dream Team Hair & Beauty and the founder of The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Professional Hair Products.
Now her products are in two Beauty Supply Stores. Northlake Beauty Supply in Northlake Mall in Charlotte NC & Chic Hair and Beauty in Concord Mall in Concord NC. She also sells her products to Barbershops and Hair Salons. When she became a business owner she had her own Beauty Supply Store before she decided to come up with her own hair product line. She was invited to Mr. Dudley’s 82nd Birthday Gala to set up a table to sell the products that were on her Online Beauty Supply Store. She also went on stage to talk about her salon business, her Online Beauty Supply Store, and her experience with Mr. Dudley and the company.
She received a Leadership Award from Mr. Joe L. Dudley Sr. Then they showed everybody at the event the different hairstyles she did in her salon on a projector screen and ended with a big applause from the audience. Then Bernadette Patterson came up with her own hair product line and decided to shut down her online Beauty supply store just to have her main focus on her own brand. She went to Mr. Dudley Mansion to show him and the people at the table The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Professional Hair Products and they loved the way it look, feel, and smell.
Mr. Dudley told Bernadette that he love what she’s doing. He gave her a book called Dudley Q’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition 1967- 2017. This book talks about Dudley’s journey and he wanted Bernadette Patterson to keep the book so it can help her out with her journey. Bernadette Patterson sponsored an event called When A Man Knows play in Atlanta GA with the Director Comedian Shafer Harrington. Sharonda Official is one of the actors in the play that’s known for being a celebrity stylist in partnership with Young Joc that’s on Love & HipHop Atlanta. They had a salon scene holding The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Hair Product’s while they were acting on stage.
Bernadette Patterson went on stage to talk about The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Brand after the stage play was over. Bernadette Patterson is now doing business with Celebrity TV Personality Nikki Rich. She’s Oprah Winfrey Ambassador. She does a great job promoting The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Brand. She has all of The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Products. She did a video talking about how she loves using the products and how good they smell. Bernadette Patterson will be doing an interview with her soon. Other celebrities have been looking at The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Professional Hair Products also.
On October 9th, 2021 Bernadette Patterson went to Atlanta at 4U Recording Studio to do a commercial with Zaytoven. The commercial is about her hair products and that she made an even exchange to do a song on his beat. Zaytoven directed the commercial. She also will be going back to Atlanta on November 20th, 2021 to do a music video featuring JayoDaBest about her hair products with Zaytoven in the music video. The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Professional Hair Products has been getting nothing but good feedback from a lot of customers and from cosmetologists and barbers.
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Bernadette Patterson.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Bernadette Patterson: What inspired me to become an entrepreneur revolves around my childhood watching my older brother cut hair on the front porch.
What services and/or products do you offer?
Bernadette Patterson: My services steer to natural hairstyles, chemicals, braids, weave, Up-Dos, eyelashes, eyebrow arching, and more. I offer The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Professional Hair Products which consists of:
– 3-N-1 Hydrating Botanical Shampoo, Body Wash & Shave Cream
– Ultimate Strengthening Conditioner
– Silk Protein Leave-In Detangler
– Flat Iron Thermal Defense Spray
– Polish Spray
– Freeze Hairspray
What do you enjoy most about the work that you do?
Bernadette Patterson: I enjoy making people feel good about themselves. Building their confidence and overall just doing various hairstyles with great products that I have created myself.
What have been some memorable moments in your career so far?
Bernadette Patterson: When I look at memorable moments, I always will remember when I took Mr. Joe L. Dudley Sr.’s business classes. It taught me a lot in my career today. I was a regular stylist renting from a booth. Now I’m a salon owner. The company inspired me so much that I became a Dudley Distributor selling Dudley products to the licensed cosmetologist and barbers in the Richmond County area, Bennettsville, Dillon, Cheraw, Florence South Carolina, Charlotte North Carolina, and more. I also attended Mr. Joe L. Dudley Sr. 82nd Birthday Gala. I set up a table to sell hair products from my online beauty supply store at this event.
Then I went on stage to talk about the experience I had with Mr. Dudley and the company. After that I received a leadership award from Mr. Joe L. Dudley Sr. Then they played a video of when I was a Dudley Distributor for the company and the different hairstyles I do at my salon.
The Dudley Brand has been around for over 50 years and glad I have been a part of the company for 10yrs. I also sponsored an event called When A Man Knows in Atlanta Georgia. Shafer Harrington is the director. Sharonda Official is one of the actors in the stage play. She’s a celebrity stylist in partnership with Young Joc.
They had a salon scene using my hair products. After the play was over with I went on stage to talk about my hair product line. Since I created my own hair product line I met Nicki Rich Celebrity TV Personality of The Nikki Rich Show through a friend. She has been doing a great job promoting my business ever since. She also invited me to her private celebrity birthday party in Atlanta Georgia, free everything, and met other great entrepreneurs.
How has business been during the pandemic?
Bernadette Patterson: As a salon owner/ hairdresser during the pandemic… I had to close my salon for months. However, that gave me plenty of time to work on my hair product line. I also worked on my website due to so much time.
What was your experience like working with Zaytoven?
Bernadette Patterson: When I arrived at the studio in Atlanta Georgia and met up with Superstar Producer Zaytoven… We worked on a commercial about him receiving my hair products and I’m getting one of his beats in exchange. He gave me pointers and I did exactly what he said. Zaytoven, his brother Amos and the cameraman Duane are now using The Dream Team Hair & Beauty Professional Hair Products along with their family and love it.
What is a quote you live by?
Bernadette Patterson: The quote I live by is I am, I can, and I will.
What else can we be on the lookout for from you?
Bernadette Patterson: In reference to things to be on the lookout for… On November 20th, I will be going back to Atlanta Georgia in the studio to record my new song produced by Zaytoven. On the same day I will be doing a music video featuring Jayo with Zaytoven in the video.
What advice would you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Bernadette Patterson: My advice for other entrepreneurs is to stay focused on your dreams and don’t let nobody stop you.