OK, so this is a local edition. If you're not in Connecticut, you can use this blog post as an inspiration if you're an aspiring or current entrepreneur. The women are seriously bad *ss and I'm happy to share some favorite black women in business doing amazing things.
Pelo Natural’e is a hair and beauty supply company located in New Britain ,CT. We previously bought out Beautymart, an existing hair and beauty supply company which had been existence for over 20 years. Pelo Naturale opened up in the existing location at 166 Columbus Blvd in May 2015, with an emphasis of providing the latest trends in wigs, weaves, hair pieces, cosmetics, and hair products at affordable prices with exceptional customer service. The founder of Pelo Naturale, Lakiesha Martin has over twenty years of experience in hair. Growing up in her Aunt’s hair salon and coming from a family of hair, Lakiesha obtained a rich foundation of knowledge about hair styling and care. Combined with 13 years as a teacher, Lakiesha has a natural ability to teach which she does with her customers as she educates them about products and the best hair care regimens. Customers appreciate the individual attention and knowledge that they receive when they come to the store which is the reason she has many return customers. This customer service and hair knowledge is also what sets Pelo Naturale apart from it’s competitors, which lack similar knowledge and customer service. Learn more and about Pelo Natural'e here.
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Professional makeup artist, Brettnee Nelson has had a lifelong love affair with the arts. Born into a family of artistically creative individuals, it's no mystery where her passion and inventiveness was formed. After years of paving the corporate pavement, Brettnee decided to pursue the career that artistic desires. It didn't long for her to discover that what inspired her first was the beauty she could create with makeup brushes. She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no mater the gender, ethnicity, or character portrayal. Brettnee has embarked on an inspired quest to become a highly sought after makeup artist. Learn more and book with Brett on her website here.
We recently shared part 1 (view here) and 2 (view here) of 5 Black Owned Businesses to shop and support this holiday season and beyond. Here we are highlighting one item from each location for you to support and shop. Check out their goodies here:
Until next time.
Xx Carmen Veal
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