Tenesha has loved styling hair since she was a little girl. So when it came time to choose a profession, it was clear to her that offering salon services was her calling. A mother of three girls, Tenesha said her hairstyling business provides for her children, and her hairstyling skills are useful for her girls at home.
Through her San Antonio business, Onyx Mobile Beauty Salon, Tenesha offers men and women the latest in hair care and spa services. The salon on wheels is convenient and comes to clients when they schedule an appointment. Tenesha offers clients styles and cuts for men and women, extensions, braids, spa services, and beard trims, as well as teen spa and beauty packages, and bridal packages for their special days.
Originally from Michigan, Tenesha continued her mobile hair care services when she moved to Texas. She got her big break when a stranger at a store saw the advertising on her truck and approached her about helping elderly people at nursing homes.
Tenesha said whether her clients are elderly or teen-aged, she treats everybody with respect and as an individual.
“You have to be patient and gentle with everybody,” Tenesha said. “But with kids you have to move quickly because they lose attention quickly.”
Tenesha recently came to Accion Texas Inc. when an Accion employee informed her about the great services and loan programs the organization offers. Tenesha is using her loan to pay for minor repairs on her business’s mobile trailer and to hire three part-time stylists to assist with the upcoming summer months. Tenesha is accustomed to the increase in business over the summer months due to clients planning summer weddings and other events during warmer weather.
“I like working with all types of people,” she said.
Along with everyday salon services, Tenesha also offers special pricing packages for groups of six or more. Packages include a princess inspired teen party, all male spa and haircut party, and bridal party extravaganzas all at reasonable prices. Each client will be treated to an oasis with the very best massage, pedicure, manicure, and hair style suitable for any occasion.
She is grateful to have her Accion loan to increase her working capital and hire help during this time. Tenesha feels special in the sense that she offers a service unlike anything in the community that is both convenient and hip. The flexibility and convenience she provides her clients has been rewarding for everyone she says. You can view Tenesha’s latest hair styles and book your appointment at www.onyxmobilebeauty.com
LiftFund. (www.liftfund.com) is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at www.liftfund.com.