What Does it Take to be a Successful Social Media Influencer with Ja’Kyia Horn 

Ja’Kyia Horn embarked on her journey when she was only 16 years old. She started off strong by expressing her charismatic personality with her fashion across several social media platforms. Naturally, brands began contacting her to offer a multitude of brand ambassador opportunities sparking the take-off of her own personal branding and rise of following. Horn took advantage of the given opportunity to become a registered dental assistant in order to gain experience for her later created teeth whitening and cosmetics business, Luxury Smiles, in Northport, Alabama.

When did your passion for fashion begin? 

I started young! When I was about 5 years old, anytime I went out to the store with my mom or family they knew where to find me in the cloth aisle! I never was a big fan of toys. It was always clothes, shoes, and just anything dealing with fashion. I LOVED IT !!! And until this day it stands. 

You have over 11K followers on your social media platforms and have a multitude of brand ambassador opportunities. How do you keep your content fresh and followers engaged? 

I try to stay very social and give as much content as I can when it comes to that. It’s like the internet/social media is used every day so I want to give them something every day even if it’s something small just to show I’m active. 

How would you describe your fashion style? 

My fashion style is almost a direct derivative of my personality. Vintage, Dramatic, Edgy. I try to give a bit of everything when dressing and coming up with any outfit I’m wearing for the day. I want to always give a statement.

Which brands are you working with today? Who would you like to work with? 

I’m working with a lot of different brands locally from where I’m from or close to me. I’m very interested in working with PrettyLittleThing, Fashion Nova & Shein just a lot of different globally known companies and businesses.

You are an advocate for mental health. Tell us why this is important to you and share your initiatives.  

It’s a situation I feel as if everyone should take more seriously! It’s very important because so many people are dealing with it and don’t really know what route to take to get help or help themselves or the people around them who may be dealing with it. I just want everyone to know, especially if they are dealing with a hard situation that it gets BETTER! You can overcome it and life will get easier. I’m here. I’ll always be here to help in anyway that I can. I truly mean that and want them to know that. 

What does it take to be a successful social media influencer?

A LOT .. lol but seriously it takes being a people person, showing your versatility to everyone that’s watching you, and definitely giving them what they want as far as content, fashion…etc. Being a social media influencer is amazing though I love it, especially because my intentions are PURE and I want to be a great role model to the younger generation or anyone who’s watching me.

Tell us about Luxury Smiles. 

Luxury Smiles is my baby! It’s really a part of me. I started my business when I was 20 years old and have been going hard at it since! My granny was definitely the root and reason why I became interested in the dental industry. I promised myself I would make sure I gave it my all so that everyone could have a good experience with dental visits. I know so many people that are afraid, nervous, and scared and it’s like that’s not okay. I want everyone to feel confident coming and leaving my workspace.

What’s next for you?

I’m still working on my upcoming novel that I’ll be releasing next year 2023. Many more brand opportunities & deals! This time around next year I’ll be super BIG!!!! I’m claiming that!!

Instagram: thejakyiahorn 

Snapchat: thejakyiahorn

Facebook: Ja’Kyia Horn

TikTok: thejakyiahorn

Jules Lavallee

Jules Lavallee is an International Journalist from Los Angeles, CA. For the past eight years, she has covered celebrities, global leaders, royalty, entrepreneurs for over 20+ magazines and countless cover stories. Staying true to roots in Boston, MA, Jules is a true humanitarian. She has supported many nonprofits in fundraising, strategic partnerships, and media. She has served on the Board of Big Brothers & Big Sisters and is currently on the Board of Fund Duel, gamified fundraising platform. She is an influential person in the areas of gender equality, diversity, and empowerment. She is a graduate of Harvard University.

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