Throughout my life I’ve had dreams of being a part of the health & beauty industries. After working for 15 years I attended and graduated from Cosmetology school where I received an Academic Achievement Award and was the class Valedictorian. At that moment, I knew cosmetology was my passion. I have now been a licensed Cosmetologist for 20 years and have been working as a Cosmetology Instructor for 7 years. I am also single mom of a bright and brilliant 17 year old daughter.
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Salon BLK (the BLK is an acronym for Beauty, Love and Kinship) is a full-service beauty salon located in Richmond, CA.
We focus on preventative and corrective skin care to help clients with issues that might otherwise require expensive medical procedures (i.e face lifts, Botox, deep peels that cause hyper-pigmentation issues due to an overproduction of melanin, because the peels can be too harsh. etc.) Having lived in Richmond for some time, I have learned that there are certain segments of the population, particularly low & middle class African American women, that aren’t aware these services exist. Along with serving everyone across the Bay Area, I hope that my business can expand access to those that need it most.
I have seen the changes in self- esteem and confidence clients exude when the issues they once faced with their skin problems have been solved It is my goal to change lives by helping those in the Bay Area and beyond, to learn and understand their skin conditions and offering solutions for solving their beauty concerns, including hair care, waxing and makeup. It is also, our goal to ensure that each client has a GREAT experience in our facility and that we are there to not only service them, but to ensure lifelong and meaningful kinship.
What is the purpose of this loan?
With your help, this capital of $7,500 will allow me to reach more customers through additional marketing and allow me to take the necessary steps to grow my business, which I am opening my own facility to educate, train, and introduce more African American Beauty Professionals to the skin care industry, which currently is extremely UNDER represented.
Years in operation: New Business