Total loan: $10,000


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New Orleans, LA, United States / Services

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Kimberly's story

Inspired by her mother and utilizing her 25 years of experience in the salon industry, Kimberly opened Teinte Hair Salon and Studio in early 2012. Using mainly organic and non-carcinogenic products, Kimberly hopes to create a pleasant and non-intimidating space for her clients to receive quality hair care. Teinte, the French word for color, is Kimberly's salon specialty. Using and selling organic, non-cancer causing chemicals, she provides her clients with quality and safe products both in the salon and at home. A New Orleans area native, Kimberly is a practitioner of yoga, a triathelete and volunteers with the local chapter of an organization that works with abused and neglected children. Her salon reflects her caring and nurturing nature and provides a peaceful space for her clients. The salon also serves as a studio to display the work of local artists, like her daughter. After other options to fund her business fell through, Kimberly turned to Kiva to help her business. With her Kiva loan, Kimberly will purchase retail products and cover operating capital.