Natural Hair Stylist Honors Her Late Mom With Product Line That Helps Women With Dry Hair and Scalp Issues
Meet Kenyatta Nicole, a specialist in natural hair care and styling, who has launched Nora's Haircare Collection, a unique product line designed to help women who struggle with various issues from dry scalp, split ends, dry hair, and even hair growth. She is also known and respected as an avid educator who shares valuable tips with her salon clients about at-home hair maintenance and aftercare.
As a child, Kenyatta always showed a passion for the beauty industry. She went on to earn a Master Cosmetology degree from Empire Beauty School in Kennesaw, Georgia, and decided to name her product line after her late mother, Nora, who herself was also an entrepreneur but sadly died in 2010. During the pandemic, she was inspired to launch the company as a supplementary idea to the salon that she already owns in the Atlanta area.
Her best-selling products include the Healthy Hair Growth Bundle Kit, Nora’s Extra Strength Hair Serum, Yes Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-in Spray, Nora’s Restoring Shampoo, and more. All of the products were designed for women of all ages.
“My products mean so much to me because they are my way of helping women help themselves,” says Kenyatta. “I didn’t know what to name my product line at first, I prayed about it and suddenly came to me. This was the chance to honor my mother – the woman who created me. It was my way of sharing her with the world.”
So, what makes Nora different from the myriad of companies and products promising quick fixes and solutions to women’s crowns? The products are all made of natural ingredients that encourage hair growth help customers to achieve healthy hair at home and between salon visits. It is true that the hair care industry is saturated with products that promise to turn hair from drab too fab. Sadly, many of these products fail to deliver on those promises. Indeed, sorting through the hair care market can be frustrating and time-consuming.
The Kenyatta Nicole Store & Salon, located at 1810 Spring Road in Smyrna, Georgia, saves women the hassle of searching for professional products to help women with dry, flaky, itchy scalp, hair moisture, and hair growth. The Nora line features shampoo, conditioner, and a hair growth serum among other products, all of which have received rave reviews from customers and clients.
Inspiration for the store and Nora products came while Kenyatta was working in a salon before the pandemic. As she listened to her clients talk of their hair issues, she thought about how she could help them add moisture and grow their natural curls and tresses. When the pandemic hit and salons, like other businesses around the world shut down, Kenyatta turned her attention to creating her all-natural product line. It was the perfect way to merge her two loves – helping women achieve and maintain healthy hair and honoring her mother.
Additionally, she offers a hair quiz to help women discern their hair challenges. Upon completing the quiz, Kenyatta reaches out to each woman to suggest solutions to their hair challenges. Take the quiz here.
For more details and/or to purchase her products online, visit TheKNStore.com
Donta Rose, a 28-year-old engineer and entrepreneur, has opened his own Grocery Outlet supermarket worth $5 million within a new development in his former neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Rose, who studied at Morgan State University, an HBCU, was originally one of the engineers working to design stores for Grocery Outlet, a California-based retailer that has over 400 stores nationwide. Upon seeing that his old neighborhood in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia is on the list of future store locations, he thought it would be a great opportunity to own it.That's when Rose used his savings and secured a loan to buy a franchise of the store, he told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Being conveniently located in the neighborhood where he mostly grew up, he is very familiar with it. He was aware that before he opened the store, there has been no major supermarkets since the 1960s and the closest one was nearly a mile away.
Grocery Outlet offers name-brand and private-label products as well as dairy, bread, and fresh produce at low prices. Aside from making necessities more accessible to people in the community, the store also created new jobs.
Moreover, Rose, who started helping in his grandparents' business when he was just 9 years old, is grateful to his family of entrepreneurs for supporting him in his endeavor.
"My name is on the loan and my face might be on there [in-store signage], but my mom is going to be with me," he said. "My dad is actually out running right now to go pick up a safe for me and helping to grab stuff for the opening. My sisters are with me. So it's definitely going to be a family business, for sure."