National Black Business Month Spotlight
Eye Envy Lash Bar
How did you get into the industry?
It all started while playing with my dolls’ hair as a little girl. Then, at 13, I did my friend’s hair. To my surprise, she gave me $20 for my service. It was then I knew I was at the first pivotal point in my newly found career. To actually have the ability to change an individual’s appearance and mental being simultaneously is incredibly awesome. Needless to say, I found my niche. As a result, I’m in my own creative space… Eye Envy! Thank you GOD!
What is your company’s mission?
At Eye Envy, our mission is to provide a friendly, but personalized service through a small team of highly skilled and creative, multi-talented stylists. Proficiency and professionalism are our most valued assets. Our clients are always number one. Dedication, education and innovation will sustain our future growth, to stay ahead of today and tomorrow’s market requirements.
What makes you stand apart from the competition?
We stand apart from our competition by providing legendary service, admitting mistakes and fixing problems, by being honest about our products and services, and by being innovative. We guarantee our service!
Why did you go into business for yourself?
I wanted to work in the community I grew up in and pursue my passion! It gave me an outlet where I could express myself creatively. In addition, when you start your own business, you have the opportunity to earn an unlimited income based on your own efforts and the success of your company.
What are the future goals for the business?
My goal for Eye Envy is to create new products for our clients and potential new customers. We also intend to reinvest with the construction of a new layout of our building. In addition, we will engage in more community activities and the support of surrounding businesses, in an attempt to grow together.
National Black Business Month, celebrated in August, brings awareness to the important contributions of black-owned businesses. According to blackdemographics.com, “Black-owned businesses in the United States increased 34.5% between 2007 and 2012, totaling 2.6 million,” and “employed 975,052 people,” with “payrolls that totaled $27.7 billion.” Texarkana is no exception to that growth trend. “The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce has seen some outstanding businesses become members of our organization, looking to network and grow.” said Executive Director, Mike Malone.
Texarkana Monthly is highlighting some of the incredible black-owned businesses in the community to encourage your support of these locally owned establishments. Shopping local is important every month of the year, as it nurtures job creation and keeps the local economy healthy. The black-owned businesses of Texarkana provide quality goods and services from trusted friends and neighbors. Support them, not just in August during National Black Business Month, but all year long!