Kim and Tim are the co-founders of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. Their innovative take on clean beauty hair products has won them praise from top industry publications such as Refinery29, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, and ABC TV.
Though CurlMix is making waves in the curly hair space, that wasn't always the case. Their story is one of trial, error, an triumph.
After quitting her first job fresh out of college (2013), Kim threw herself into the beauty space. With a growing love of her new natural hair and a love for educating other women, her mission to empower other curly women began. Knowing they'd need some capital to start their first business, Kim had the bright idea to sign Tim up for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He went on to win $100,000 and invest in their first business. Crazy right?!
Their journey into entrepreneurship was born. After their first failed startup of a niche social network, she and her husband Tim launched CurlMix (2015), which started as a Do-It-Yourself box for curly hair. Think “Blue Apron” but for curly hair products.
After two years of stagnation, Kim sought advisors and pivoted CurlMix with a newborn on her hip. They turned their best-selling boxes into a hair care line (Jan 2018).
In just 12 months (2018), CurlMix went from 0 to $1 Million in sales. CurlMix currently maintains 10 Full-Time Employees and moved into a manufacturing facility in Chicago.
CurlMix is Black-Owned, it employs people of color from their community, and they have the cutest little one-year-old, Zuri.