Total loan: $1,500


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New York, NY, United States / Retail

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A loan helped a Black, woman-owned business continue to take great care of clients' hair in the Harlem Community.

Stacy's story

I love hair! I love being a Hair Stylist! As a young girl growing up in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, I dreamed of one day becoming the first Black, female United States Supreme Court Judge. When that didn't work out...fast forward a few decades...I became a Licensed Cosmetologist and a salon owner. I was raised by a single mother in an all female household and they were all creative women. My love for the art of hair was inevitable. I did not pursue a career in Cosmetology until later in life but my interest in hair never waned. At age 40, I decided that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I chose the Aveda Institute in Soho, New York to be educated in hair. I graduated at the top of my class. I honed in on my craft and decided that by age 45 I would own my own hair salon. My dream came true and I am now the proud owner of Curl & Co. Hair Studio LLC located in Harlem, New York! When your job is your passion, it never feels like work. Doing hair is my passion. When a client leaves with a huge smile on their face and looking better than when they walked it, nothing makes me happier.