VIVIAN KAYE, FOUNDER AND CEO OF KINKYCURLYYAKI
KINKYCURLYYAKI IS THE PREMIER PROVIDER OF TEXTURED HAIR EXTENSIONS DESIGNED TO BLEND PERFECTLY WITH KINKY, CURLY, AND COARSE HAIR TEXTURES. KINKYCURLYYAKI IS VIVIAN'S SECOND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND HER FIRST IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. SHE INITIALLY LAUNCHED THE BUSINESS AS A SIDE HUSTLE BUT HAS SINCE TURNED IT INTO A SEVEN FIGURE COMPANY. IN 2010, AFTER WATCHING TONS OF VIDEOS OF WOMEN UNINTENTIONALLY DAMAGING THEIR OWN NATURAL HAIR IN AN ATTEMPT TO BLEND IT WITH EXOTIC TEXTURES LIKE "BRAZILIAN", "PERUVIAN" & "MALAYSIAN", SHE BEGAN SEARCHING FOR TEXTURES THAT LOOKED MORE LIKE HER OWN. BUT HER SEARCH CAME UP EMPTY. SHE FOUND THAT MOST HAIR EXTENSION COMPANIES CARRIED MOSTLY STRAIGHT OR SYNTHETIC CURL TEXTURES THAT WERE NOT VERSATILE OR EASY TO MAINTAIN; NOT TO MENTION THE AVAILABLE TEXTURES WEREN’T SO CUTE EITHER. SO IN 2012, VIVIAN DECIDED TO CREATE A COMPANY THAT NOT ONLY SOLD HIGH QUALITY, KINKY, CURLY AND NATURAL-LOOKING TEXTURED HAIR EXTENSIONS BUT ONE THAT ALSO CELEBRATES THE BLACK WOMEN WHO WEAR IT. THE REST IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING.