We're here ladies and gentlemen, It's our first post in the month of July and we're super excited to bring this interview to you.
This episode of business spotlight hosts the ah-may-zing Annette Clark Headley. CEO and founder, Almocado London. She is and Epitome of indescribable beauty, and amazing strength. She did us the honor to let us in on her business, how it started and how she got here and what it is that's keeping her and the business going. we love her and we sure did enjoy her interview, so we decided to bring it to you. make sure you enjoy the read.
- What is your brand name?
- How long has your business been in existence?
We launched in 2010.
- What was the inspiration behind starting your business?
I am passionate about hair and beauty, and, as a hair stylist and mother, I was frustrated with the products on offer at the time. Particularly the lack of authentic, regulated UK brands and black owned businesses. I also wanted to spend time with, and create a legacy for my children.
- Why did you decide to do what your business does?
I’ve always been incredibly creative and love working with my hands. Therefore, in addition to hair-styling, I am also a holistic therapistspecializing in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Stone Massage, so creating complimentary products was a natural extension of this.
- Briefly describe your business.
Almocado is a family owned boutique business based in southeast London; providing a natural hair and sister-locks service alongside a range of natural hair and skin products, handmade with premium botanical and organic ingredients.
- What is the main goal of your business?
My business is geared to making women of color look, and feel better naturally.
- Why did you sign up to Ebony Street Market?
There are many online market places available to consumers e.g. eBay and Amazon, and they grant access to so many products & services from so many different places, that you’re not always sure where your hard-earned pounds are ending up.
Creating a marketplace where the providers are clearly black owned businesses – as sort of ‘For Us By Us’, is something that was long overdue. I’m enthusiastic about community economics and wholeheartedly support the Ebony Street Market.
- What advice would you give other people who want to start a business in your field?
The market is saturated so you have to work really hard to stand out and make your mark.
- Where do you see your business in 5 years?
I hope to continue to establish Almocado hubs in the US, Europe, and the Caribbean, promoting the use of my natural and organic goodies to achieve one’s ultimate well-being.
- How would you describe your business experience so far?
It’s been like surfing the biggest wave of my life – I’m just trying to ride the waves, enjoy the breeze, and not fall off!!
I know how you feel at this point and i'm not gonna talk too much, here's the link to shop Almocado on Ebony Street Market. Have fun and stay safe.