From $30K a year to $30K a month selling hair products.
Tanieka Vance Randall is a registered nurse, bestselling author, international speaker, and the creator/CEO of the revolutionary natural hair care line, Tee’s Hair Secret. She’s always had a passion for helping others, which led her to pursue a nursing career.
In 2011, two weeks away from finishing nursing school, she faced her greatest battle: cancer. During the recovery process she went from having a head full of gorgeous hair to being completely bald and feeling depressed. Although her recovery was an uphill climb, the blessing she gained was a profound passion for growing healthy hair and helping other ladies do the same.
After regrowing her hair, Vance Randall created Tee’s Hair Secret in 2014.
Please tell us about your journey to starting your hair product line.
I’ve have always loved experimenting with butters and different oils for my hair. In 2010, I got serious about maintaining my natural hair and not relaxing it again. A year later, when I was diagnosed with cancer, I already had created a hair oil blend. I tweaked the blend and continued to use it even as my hair fell out from chemo. Yes, I continued with it even with tears flowing down my face. I KEPT GOING!
I found myself sharing hair tips and my oil blend with family and friends over the years as my hair grew longer and thicker than it had ever been in my adult life. In 2014, after mixing up body scrubs and soaps I posted them online to show Facebook friends and people asked if I was selling them. Of course I said yes, even though that wasn’t the plan. People quickly asked me to create hair products so I taught myself how to formulate conditioner and I introduced my hair oil, which is now our best-selling product, Glorious Growth Hair and Scalp Oil.
We now have a full line of hair products that are catered to growing and maintaining healthy hair. As a RN, I also strive to not only provide great products but to educate others on how taking care of ourselves on the inside is a direct reflection of our hair and overall body on the outside.
Number 1: my faith. Next would be knowing that I can’t sit around and wait for someone to save me. I’ve always been independent and a person to figure out how to make something out of nothing. I calm myself and when negative thoughts pop up I acknowledge them and redirect my thoughts by vocally stating a positive thought and figuring out a solution. If I need help to get the solution, I will seek help when necessary.
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