September 6, 2022
Our eighth $10,000 grant winner for 2022 and the August Business-Specific Category (Hair Care and Products) goes to Karen Flowers, founder of Curl House.
Karen tell us in part, “After doing traditional hair styling for many years, I embraced the beauty and freedom of my own natural hair, a transformational experience that led to me helping other women do the same. I am passionate about helping women transition to, and maintain their natural hair, as well as educating on the deeper, emotional issues often connected to natural hair acceptance. After opening my own natural hair salon, which I operated for 10 years, ending operations in 2021, I realized a large portion of my clients were struggling with some variety of hair loss. Crushed by each woman’s struggle with losing their hair and seeing the way it affected their self-esteem, self-confidence and well-being, I was determined to find the WHY behind this hair loss epidemic. I went back to school to become a Certified Trichologist (hair loss practitioner). As a result, I created the Curl House Hair Restoration Collection product line, to promote hair growth, and raise awareness about the importance of holistic hair and scalp health.”
Karen plans on using the $10,000 grant to increase marketing efforts and brand awareness to grow their sales. We can’t wait to see where the Curl House products in 2022 and beyond!!