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April 24, 2020

Black Hair Stylist in Georgia Refuses to Re-Open Her Salon, Launches Line of Face Masks Instead

Kimberly Carswell, Master Hair Stylis

Kimberly Carswell, Master Hair Stylist and owner of Kim's Upscale Hair Salon in Macon is refusing to re-open her shop as the Governor of Georgia has already re-opened the state. She, like many other African Americans entrepreneurs in the state, is still concerned about the health risks pertaining to COVID-19. Thus, she has pivoted to another profitable business idea - selling African-print face masks.
Kimberly comments, "I've been a hair stylist for over 30 years and enjoy the freedom of being an independent business owner. However, the coronavirus pandemic has changed things for myself and many other hair stylists here in Georgia and others states. I simply don't feel comfortable re-opening my salon at this time."

Her new business is already off to a great start. She is currently selling more than 15 different designs via her Facebook page, and her sales are increasing day by day.

Kimberly admits that she does have an official web site yet for her new venture, but she is working on it. However, this doesn't seem to be hurting her business so far. Everyday, she gets newly interested customers who are placing orders via social media and paying her via Cash App ($K3hairc). Some customers are even placing orders over the phone!

"This dilemma created an oppurtunity for me to launch another independent business venture - selling non-medical face masks to support myself during this time of isolation and uncertainty. As an independent hairstylist, I understand the need for public support to be successful in pursuing entrepreneurship."

For more details and/or to purchase an African print face mask, contact Kimberly on her Facebook page or call her directly at (478) 951-3759.