Today we’d like to introduce you to Kanise Wiggins.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am owner of entertainment agency Vinkankel and Haircare line Boo I Got Hair. I started working in communications and marketing after graduating from the University of Alabama in 2014. After leaving Alabama, I took my talents to Atlanta. I landed a job at the Coca Cola company working as a brand ambassador.
While in Atlanta after work and on my spare time, I begin interviewing celebrities and developing industry relationships. Trying to juggle my passion was exhausting but very rewarding. I begin receiving invites to listening sessions, movie premieres and award shows. Some of my most notable interviews include interviews with rapper TI, Keri Hilson and Grammy award winner Brian Michael Cox. After a year in Atlanta, I decided to move back to my hometown Phenix City, Alabama and commute to Atlanta when necessary. To make money while unemployed, I did hair in my mom’s living room. Soon enough while in Columbus I began working as a production assistant for CCGTV. After a few months, I was promoted to work as the City Manager of Columbus Ga administration assistant and shortly after, I became the Marketing Manager at the Columbus Civic Center. Being well versed in production, communications, marketing and Adobe I used my skill set the hone my own agency Vinkankel.com which works with indie artists and curates events. After much success with branding my clients, I decided to create my own product line Boo I Got Hair. Boo I Got Hair is an organic product line.
Has it been a smooth road?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. I moved to Atlanta with nothing but a credit card. I purchased a $30 couch from Goodwill and maxed out my credit just to get groceries, gas and a bed. I have also have dealt with being self-conscious in the past. At times I felt uncomfortable in rooms where I belonged. Now I’m confident but it took a lot of work telling myself I’m good enough. I think we sometimes doubt our capabilities and it’s really all mental.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Vinkankel specializes in digital strategy, interviews, events, branding and marketing. I’m known for curating indie artist showcases, interviews and networking events.
My biggest accomplishment is launching my own hair care line booigothair.com.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think now is the perfect time to start your business anywhere. Start where you are. Create a plan, write it down and execute it. Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you mess up along the way that’s ok, keep going! Use what you have. It’s so many resources to create flyers, videos, social media advertisements online for free. Do lots of research and write everything down. I think putting yourself out there is the hardest part. Once you stop caring out how your vision and plan is perceived, you will excel.
- Boo I Got Hair Hair Growth Serum 12.50
- Boo I Got Hair Intense Hydrating Conditioner 10.00
- Website: Booigothair.com
- Phone: 7067189463
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org