Statesboro’s first Black-owned splendor offer keep hosts grand opening function

Stephen J. Arias

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — The initial Black-owned splendor source store to open its doorways in Statesboro held a grand opening celebration on Saturday.

Organization owner LaShayla Lanier operates Tru Hair Palace, when sister Yachi Lee operates Keona’s Kloset, a apparel boutique situated upstairs.

Lanier, who also performs as a rural carrier with the United States Postal Assistance, suggests the strategy for opening up a natural beauty store of her very own came to her very last June. 

“I basically imagined of the plan overnight,” Lanier informed NOW. “God just spoke to me and claimed, ‘it’s time for a adjust,’ so I was like, ‘this is what I’m destined for, I want to do a hair keep, a Black-owned attractiveness supply shop whole of essentials.’”

Inside the 1st hour and a fifty percent of the shop’s ribbon slicing, dozens of excited buyers had presently filtered in.

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar also stopped by the shop, situated at 3 Simmons Purchasing Centre off North Key Road, to congratulate the females on their major milestone.

Store staff demanded patrons to put on masks and sanitize their hands before purchasing.

Lanier claims it felt too much to handle to get started her route as an entrepreneur.

“Since I begun this journey, the group that has been behind me and the aid has just built me truly feel like, ‘I very own this, this is what we’re supposed to be doing,’” she claimed.

Tru Hair Palace sells just about everything attractiveness-similar, from human hair extensions and wigs to nail polish, mink lashes and makeup.

In the meantime, Keona’s Kloset presents the local community a selection of elegant clothes clothing.

“If you want to search like an Instagram model, which is the place you need to have to be,” Lee reported.

The sisters say they also aid area Black enterprise house owners by carrying and promoting some of their products and solutions.

A Nielsen report confirmed that Black individuals spend above $1 billion every year on magnificence and cosmetics.

Regardless of this, it has not been as common for Black company house owners to operate magnificence provide merchants.

It’s a large portion of why Lanier made the decision to open up her doorways. 

“I felt like that’s anything that belongs to us as Black females, you know, a attractiveness supply keep,” Lanier explained. 

“We have typically Korean gals [owning beauty supply stores], but we know what we like,” she said. “A Black girl is aware of what she needs in her hair, we know what we want our face to appear like, so I stated, which is a little something that belongs to us.”

Alivia Lloyd assisted Lanier with her company’s branding by way of her internet marketing and graphic design and style company, King’s Land Advertising.

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar stopped by Tru Hair Palace’s grand opening celebration. (Picture courtesy of Tru Hair Palace)

Lloyd, who says she grew to become the initially Black marketing company owner in Statesboro over 9 years ago, suggests a enterprise like Lanier’s is desired in the metropolis.

“I assume this is one thing which is going to inspire much more persons out of the Black community to open up up organizations,” Lloyd explained to NOW. “I consider now we’re definitely heading to make a footprint in the future economically, in the local community and in the city.”

Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce President Skip Alford shared in a cell phone interview with NOW that he was very pleased of Lanier’s group and what they’ve attained in the group.

Lanier’s mother shares the exact sentiments.

“She’s like her father, she’s bold,” Verna Lanier explained. “I’m so proud that she’s the very first, and I hope she won’t be the past.”

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