It’s been quite some time since we have featured a woman on her grind, but I promise that in 2017, we’ll be feature many more #WCW. It’s only right to start the year off with a bang!
Kenisha Taylor aka KAT is a 37-year-old mom-preneur and MBA graduate. She is currently a Project Manager and she owns her own beauty business, Lashed By KAT, LLC. After receiving notice from her employer that her job might be in jeopardy, KAT made a big decision. “At that point I made up my mind. I would no longer be in a situation where someone else was in control of my finances. I also wanted to so something part time that I knew I would enjoy doing and not look at it just as another source of income,” said KAT. It was then that KAT decided to start doing lash extensions and make a business out of it.
Now with her graduation from esthetician school on the horizon (Spring 2017), KAT has expanded her services. She now offers the new 3D Microbladed Brows, Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting, Eyelash Lift, and a newly added Eyebrow Conceal and Fill. This is a technique that includes 6 products that will give a client the look for a full 2 days, which is a great add-on service to eyelash extensions. “Once I am a licensed esthetician , I plan to offer eyebrow waxing,” said KAT.
According to KAT, the most difficult part about starting a new business is not giving up. “An individual starting any new business needs to understand it is not easy in the beginning and all of the work will fall on you. It is up to you to market your business and also to remain knowledgeable about the industry you are working in,” said KAT.
In 2017, KAT wants to continue to market her business and expand clientele. She also thinks that supporting other women in business is important because the world is so male dominated. “Popular reality shows on television have shown such disrespect amongst women and unfortunately show acts of bringing each other down in such a negative way. Supporting other women will give each other that boost of confidence, which will go a long way. This will also show other women that we can support each other in a positive way!,” said KAT.