Oyin and Laolu, of Niyo Hair and Beauty, share what Black History Month means. They say black girls have been spending money and receiving mediocre service for too long! It’s time to build an ecosystem where black women are not just spending money to look beautiful but also part of the economy of building that and producing that. This is why Niyo Hair & Beauty exists. Here at Niyo hair and beauty, we exist to economically empower black women by using innovative tools such as hair and beauty, technology education to economically empower lives.
WHY DID YOU START NIYO HAIR & BEAUTY?
We wanted to cut out the hassle of women getting Afro hair and beauty services and products and be the one-stop shop for all things black hair, with the ability to purchase products and tools on demand. Alongside empowering and supporting black stylists to learn how to be the best stylists and businesswomen in order for them to build sustainable careers and in return break out of the vicious cycle of poverty through our courses and boot camps.
WHAT DOES BLACK HISTORY MONTH MEAN TO YOU?
During Black History Month, Oyin and Laolu remember those leaders and pioneers – Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C.J. Walker – who paved the way in the beauty industry for black people. This month reminds us that all of us have a responsibility to contribute to advancing the position of black people in society.