Willie Dearing was fatigued of the beauty source retail store options in the spot. For yrs, she seen that the personable contact that she and other Black gals preferred when browsing for wigs and hair merchandise was simply not there.
“They have anything you would want to glance for in a attractiveness provide retail outlet, but they have no personalized knowledge of what they are advertising,” Dearing explained. “The persons who individual the hair outlets or promote wigs to Black females, they have cosmetics and points that women of all ages use, but they are all gentlemen.”
So she started to chat with relatives and buddies about irrespective of whether they would assist a business owned and operated by a Black female and said she got an overwhelmingly optimistic reaction. As a girl in her early 60s, she said she has now experienced a vocation and is at this time attending Indiana University South Bend and taking poetry lessons. But this seemed to be a new adventure and one particular she increasingly fell in like with.
“The imagined just overwhelmed me and kept coming to me that ‘you will need to open up a beauty provide retail outlet,’” she stated.
Dearing will host a grand opening for Elegance Hive Beauty Source at 217 S. Michigan St. in downtown South Bend this Saturday. Her store, comprehensive with a wide range of wigs and hair products and solutions, will be in the same constructing as The Pigeon and The Hen Pottery, but will be located on the second flooring of the constructing. Consumers will have to navigate by means of hallways and upstairs to locate the modest retail rooms, and Dearing admits it is a bit of an inconvenience, but she has indications directing site visitors.
“Hopefully, I’ll be here a 12 months or two and then I can get my individual storefront,” she reported.
Inside one area are neatly stacked and structured hair goods, this kind of as moisturizing shampoos, conditioner, braiding gels and hairspray. Upcoming door are a wide range of wigs that change in coloration, texture, size and styling.
To make absolutely sure clients get the correct wig and appropriate working experience, Dearing explained, she begins by asking them what they are hunting for in a wig and how they like to design and style their hair. The a lot more descriptive, the much better. Dearing stated she’ll be in a position to accommodate a variety of options different from classic design to lace entrance wigs with charges ranging from about $20 to $60.
“I’m only likely to have the most effective ones,” she stated.
Dearing said she will also aid prospects by teaching them how to treatment for their wigs and will put in and shape if need be. With a vainness home furnishings piece situated in her workplace, Dearing claimed, she can offer the comprehensive services of slicing it, shaping it and “getting them prepared.”
Elegance Hive Natural beauty Provide will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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