Since the age on 12 years old, I put chemical relaxers in my hair to straighten my hair every 4-6 weeks. I would get burns and hair loss because of the damage from the chemical. I straightened my hair throughout middle school, high school, college,serving proudly in the United States Air Force and in corporate America. After decades of hurting my scalp and hair, I made a decision to stop putting chemical relaxers in my hair, hurting myself and love the hair that grows out of my head. I was tired of conforming to please others and trying to 'fit in' or 'look professional' to standards that should not have been applied to me.
While working in Corporate America, I started to wear my hair in it’s natural state and I went to various stores looking for hair pins, hair combs, ponytail holders, anything that would not only accent my natural hair but also hold thicker textures of hair. I could not find anything so I started making my own hair accessories.
I'm going to share with you the pivotal moment where I realized my authentic self would not be accepted. A few years ago, I worked for a Fortune 500 company at the time I decided to go natural and stop relaxing my hair. During the time I worked there, I put braids in my hair and pulled it back and wore it in a bun. After a few weeks, I took my braids out, washed my hair and then put so much gel in my hair so I can slick it back into a bun and went to work. A manager walked by my desk and said, “You took your braids out? Good, now you look professional.” That experience and a few others confirmed I would not be accepted for who I am.
Since I could not find hair accessories for my hair texture, I started making my own. I received so many compliments that I decided to turn my talent and passion into a full fledged business.
I am making hair accessories for different hair textures/styles - straight, curly, coily, natural, twists, locs and braids. I am bringing color to your wardrobe and most of all, being inclusive of all hair textures.
Finally, I am able to be my authentic self for a living, be embraced and appreciated for exactly who I am.