Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenevive Cole.
Jenevive, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to own my own business, as a child I would copy people from television saying “I’m the boss” or “you’re fired!” & telling my imaginary assistants to get me coffee. The entrepreneur in me started showing in elementary school, I used to make waist beads and bracelets and sell them to the other girls at recess & lunch. When I was in the tenth grade, I got my first job at a fast food restaurant, I loved the feeling of making my own money but hated the feeling of having to work for someone else. I knew I wanted to start a business but I didn’t know what exactly it was that I wanted to do or where I would even start. I always received compliments on my hairstyles everywhere I went & people would ask me “where did you get your hair?”.
I realized that if my hair draws so much attention why not start selling my own? I procrastinated and doubted myself for a long time but eventually instead of procrastinating I started researching. I learned all I needed to know about hair extensions, the good and the bad, the Do’s and Don’t. I ordered samples from several suppliers to test out until I finally found the right one. Within a year, I had saved up enough money to start my business and here I was at 17 launching my own hair collection… I started selling hair to family and friends from school and eventually launched a website, increasing my sales. My business is only a year old but I am proud of what I have accomplished so far & will continue to grow.
Has it been a smooth road?
I would describe this journey as a roller coaster. There’s days where everything is up and I’m making maybe 2-3 sales a day then there’s times where I might go a whole week without making any sales. At those times, I catch myself feeling discouraged, even considered giving up a few times. To get myself out of those moods, I remind myself that all the big time companies now went through the same exact thing I am experiencing now and that gives me the courage to keep going and to not quit.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the JKHairCollection story. Tell us more about the business.
The name of my business is JKHairCollection and I specialize in selling 100% human raw Indian and virgin hair extensions along with hair accessories. I believe that hair is an investment which is why I provide quality hair that is guaranteed to last for a while and bring out the best you. I am most proud of my companies growth, how far it has come and how far I know it will go from here.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
In 5-10 years, I expect for JKHairCollection to have a bundle shop In several locations. My product variety will definitely expand from hair extensions to hair care products, stylist tools, accessories and more. I expect JKHaircollection to be the hair Go-to for women all over the country or even the world!
- Bundles starting as low as $70 !
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @jkhaircollection_
- Facebook: @jkhaircollection_