“I think that a lot of young individuals could do it,” she said matter-of-factly. President Sam Ennon says the two are among a growing cohort of Black women beauty entrepreneurs who are remaking the business, and it all comes down to the thing that first drew Keonna in: natural hair.
“But they’re into more materialistic things.” They didn't do it all alone. “It’s changed now because the hairstyles have changed,” he said.
Their dream of working for themselves became top priority.
Fiscal discipline is rarely a hallmark of those newly ushered into legal adulthood, but Lethia says her girls are wise.
Supporters are clamoring to help them with the next phase of their business “We’re actually getting a lot of posts and phone calls from people looking to invest in us,” says Keonna sounding nearly amazed.
“We’re very humbled by it.” The beauty supply store is only one of their dreams.And, perhaps, she would be able to help other new naturals on their journeys.Their dreams of escaping the insecurity of sporadic employment, however, required even more money they did not have.The owner will invest 0 for cash-on-hand at starting date..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-relative.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-inline.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . by Kimberly Foster @Kimberly NFoster In the summer of 2014, Keonna Davis, 19, and her sister Kayla, 17, were frustrated.It is a high profile area, with easy access from all parts of town.After spending several months searching for a salon to purchase, the owners decided to start a salon from the ground up.As they eased into the competitive world of Black beauty, the pair learned quickly that relationships matter. “Once they started getting out there and meeting these individuals and networking with them and reaching out to them, that was kind of, like, the gate,” said Lethia. Now there are approximately 12,000 Korean-owned beauty supply stores across the United States.The hair business relies on face-to-face brokering between retailers and vendors. “It was really stressful for a moment,” said Keonna. They sought advice from more experienced business owners. Also essential was their affiliation with the Black Owned Beauty Supply Store Association. KD Haircare has been open for a month in Moreno Valley, California, and Lethia insists the girls did most of the work themselves.