GP: Tell us about your business?
K: Kinkistry is a kinky curly extensions brand dedicated to inclusivity for all curl types.
GP:What is your WHY?
K: My why is to help advance the natural hair movement by creating products that help WOC show up as their authentic selves, no matter the occasion.
GP:How did you get started?
K:I was a consumer of kinky curly extensions and couldn't find textures that actually resemble tightly coiled hair. This need birthed Kinkistry.
GP: What "Not so pretty" obstacles have you faced while on your grind?
K:Where shall I start, there have been many. When I first started Kinkistry it was difficult to gain the trust of consumers. An e-commerce extensions company was novel back then. Most women went to a beauty supply store to touch and try on hair. Convincing my ideal customers to purchase hair sight unseen was a challenge I had to conquer to become competitive.
GP: What quote or mantra do you live by?
K: Delay is not denial.
GP: What does grinding pretty mean to you?
K: Bossing up and making it happen with a heart of gratitude, even during the difficult times. Be grateful during good and bad times because bad experiences help to cultivate the blueprint of your vision.