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Meet Cookie B of Touched by Cookie in Inglewood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cookie B.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After surviving domestic violence and overcoming homelessness, I decided to channel my pain into passion. I’ve been doing hair since I was 15 years old, I started off gaining my clientele by doing different people’s hair at my church (Citizens of Zion). Deciding to allow my passion to guide me was the best thing I could have done for my future self. Once I established a stable foundation for me and my children, I decided it was time to invest in my craft. I didn’t really know where to start, I started off by watching different stylists on Instagram and there was one in particular who really stood out to me, a stylist by the name of London (@locmamas). She has been in the natural hair game for over 24 years, after watching her for months, I decided to register for her online course.

My life was forever changed for the better once I invested in myself and I was able to learn how to perfect my craft in addition to understanding the history, health and sanitation in the natural hair industry. The beauty in taking the online Natural Hair Specialist Course, I was able to apply what I learned in class on my prospective clients. I must admit being a hairstylist from home wasn’t easy, upon completing (@locmamas) course, I became a certified Natural Hair Specialist and I began promoting my work for each and every client. After months of perfecting my craft, I was contacted by an old friend and was presented with the opportunity to work as a stylist in his suite, Donovan (@Lazourhairextensions). Due to the fact that I have been at this location for over two years, I am forever humbled and grateful to be able to work in such a professional setting. I have been fortunate enough to come across some very beautiful and unique souls as I embark on my journey of blossoming into one of the best Natural Hair Specialist in Southern California. @TouchedbyCookie takes pride in five star service to each and every client.

Has it been a smooth road?
Some of my struggles along the way were becoming a teen parent in addition to being mother and an entrepreneur.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Touched by Cookie story. Tell us more about the business.
The name of my business is Touched by Cookie, I am Cookie a Certified Natural Hair Specialist who specializes in the restoration of natural hair. I’ve been in the field of natural hair for over 13 years and I can say that I truly love what I do. I specialize in all locs, natural locs, faux locs and goddess locs. What I am most proud of as a company is the growth of my business looking back at when I first started my skills, branding, marketing and my ambiance was not on the level that it is on now. What sets me apart from other natural hair businesses is I understand the long term value of providing exquisite customer service, unfortunately I hear from many clients to often that many natural hair businesses lack this quality.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
With in the next 5-10 years, I can see the natural hair industry becoming more in demand as more people decide to embrace their natural hair.


  • Loc retiwst ranges between $80-$120 adults + kids
  • Custom Color Faux Locs $400 *hair included
  • Butt length goddess Locs $750

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